Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I Heart Art

The first grade teachers at my school each take one of the following subjects to teach during an afternoon rotation at the end of the day: art, P.E., social studies, and science.

This year I am teaching art during our rotation. I love art. I not only visit other teaching blogs, but I also have a list of art blogs that I view (not to mention the quilting blogs).

We have quite a supportive P.T.O. They purchased this art program for our school:


You can find out more information about the program here.

"Tear Art Creature" was the name of our last art lesson. No scissors or pencils for this one! Tearing and a generous amount of glue was all that was needed.














How can you not love children's art? Their creativity AMAZES me. These creatures have so much character! 

I have a dear friend, Jane, who is an artist. She is generous with her art. She made this flag for me.


I pinned it on the wall next to my desk in my classroom, so I could enjoy it each day. And daily, I read the sayings on the cards. They nourish my soul. I just simply awe at the CREATIVITY!

Here's a closer look at the last card:


I remember Carol Ann Tomlinson speaking about multiple pathways to learning at the CAG conference. 

I hope we use ART as one of those pathways. 

Let's remember to nurture the artist in all our students!

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting my art on your blog, Mona! Art is so important for children (and grown-ups!) I am looking forward to being part of your art rotations with the students. Jane

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  2. Mona, your blog is just the cutest!

    I am so glad I found you! I always smile when I come here.

    I would so love for you to come visit me when you get the chance. =)


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  3. Hi Monda - I love art too...luckily our PTA makes it a priority and we have an art teacher. Glad I found you. I' m your newest follower. :o)
    Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  4. I think art is probably one of the best pathways and those creatures are triple cute.
    I am one of your new followers.
    Tammy


    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

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