A Wonderful Trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

I took some of my students (18 in total) on a day trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was really amazing because none of my students had ever been there before, and  it was only my third time since I had moved here in September. I had arranged for a bus to take…

Fun Crafting Ideas

For Valentines Day I tried out some crafty ideas. For all of my friends and co-workers at the school (security guards, office staff and all) I made small, individualized heart collage cards. I used stiff card stock paper and different hearts I cut out of images from different magazines. I also sewed together some colored…

Awesome Collage

Here is a collage of different collages, my students made.

My Winter Classroom.

Since the beginning of the year I have been encouraged to hang student art work as well as keep my classroom decorated and cheerful. Lucky for me this is easy, I am the art teacher. So during our winter months of school, me and the students kept things light by making chinese style kites (a part of…

Dave and Busters End of the Module Trip 11/01/11

For our end of the module (quarter) field trip, we took our honor role students (about 25) to Dave and Busters for a day of food and fun. In the pictures below you can clearly see that my co-worker, Ms. Starr, did a lot better than me in terms of tickets. Needless to say, her…

Student Vs. Staff Basketball Game 11/25/11

Here are some photos from our student vs. staff basketball game in Fishtown Philadelphia. I had a blast, even though we lost to our star student basketball team! We had some great cheer leaders as well! That is me on the left.

Grafiti Wall

Here is our art room “leagal wall.” This was a student initiated and student drivin addition to our classroom. It was a place for students to draw and “tag.” They enjoyed having a space where it was OK to doodle with no consiquences. I was quite impressed with their initiative to create such a cool…

My White Board 10/15/11

Here are some of the instructions I have drawn for my students on my beautiful big white board. It also works as a projection screen for my projector that is connected by bluetooth to my laptop.  

My New Classroom 8/25/11

Here are some photos of my new classroom at my High School, in North Philadelphia. I have organized the materials I have, and I plan on sending out letters to some local artsits about making donations. I am hoping to get at least a few donated materials to supplement the materials we already have (not many), so…