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!


  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

  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's Heart

  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)
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe


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