Teaching “Googlio”

The year got quite busy and it has been quite awhile since I have updated!!! Summer starts soon so maybe I will give updates on some the projects that we have been doing, but for now I am sharing the link for the Teaching “Googlio” which I made mostly to try to become a little more knowledgeable about making a google site. It is really still a work in progress, but here is the link:


Work in Progress…

It has been a very busy week with my first assignment for my new grad class and progress reports… so glad to be having fun in the classroom with my students as they are working on lots of fun projects. Here is a quick glimpse at what we are working on right now:

Kindergarten/First Grade:

Abstract Texture Rubbings using Implied and Real Texture


2nd Grade:

Abstract Watercolor Paper Weavings

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3rd Grade:

Kandinsky Inspired Radial Weavings

(I totally stole this from Cassie Stephens!)


Squares With Concentric Circles by Wassily Kandinsky

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It took us all class period today to get the warp strings on… a few were able to start adding the weft. We will continue next week.

4th Grade:

Kandinsky Inspired Mixed Media

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We will finish with oil pastels next class period

5th Grade:

Wheels Don’t Have To Be Round…

(Color “Wheels” with Tints and Shades)

(This project is from http://pubdev.ipaperus.com/ArtsandActivities/AAApril2012/)

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Some are closer to finished than others. Next class will be spent doing a second layer, neatening and when paint is dry students will retrace lines with black sharpie.

Welcome to Mrs. J’s Art Classroom…

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Welcome to the beginning of my art classroom blog! I am hoping to update fairly regularly with a some photos of what my awesome students have been creating. To start here is my newly updated bulletin boards from the hallway… 3rd grade Impressionist Paintings and 2nd Grade Van Gogh Flower Paintings. The impressionism lesson was based on a lesson from my favorite Art Education Site: The Art of Education.