Activities

Dissection Made Easy

A couple years ago while I was researching material for my master’s, I discovered (a few years late) the book Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison. I was captivated the activity See-Think-Wonder. The activity is intended to examine specific parts of a problem, idea, or concept through observation, constructing meaning, and inquiring to spur further…

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The Annual Art Show

The annual art show, what a fun opportunity to show the community what’s been accomplished throughout the year. In our small district we host two elementary schools, one k-8 charter, a middle and a high school art programs. So there’s lots of families with students from various grade level. It’s fun to catch up with old students who are in…

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Bring the Street to the Classroom

Incorporating contemporary and historical examples of art can be a tricky considering most, if not all teachers, want to focus the majority of class time on art making. If you’re like me, you probably don’t have enough time to thoroughly explore all the fabulous art discussions you spent hours researching. So, what is an adequate amount to time to spend…

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