I bought the crappiest glue sticks at the beginning of the school year this year, and I got so mad, I threw them all away. They didn’t last very long, anyway, and when the projects dried, the pieces all came off. The sad thing is that these glue sticks are the only ones you can […]Read more "Glue Sponge"
I am not going to lie — I am a Pinterest junkie. I find some of the coolest solutions from other teachers’ Pinterest boards, including this gem! I get so little time with my students that I really have to streamline every little procedure, and one thing that has been driving me batty is pencils! […]Read more "Pencil Dispenser"
Oh, no! My supply order got lost, and the lesson plan I had planned to do with my first graders depended on those supplies being delivered in time. What to do? I showed students some examples of Islamic tile mosaics, to show them how the pieces fit together and do not overlap. Then, I found […]Read more "Dinomosaic"
I revisited the Chinese Dragon lesson plan in another school today using colored construction paper because I had those supplies at that school. I really love the way these turned out! Aren’t they cool? The supplies I have to work with play a large role in what I can do for each school. I am […]Read more "Dragons, Revisited…and Funding an Art Program"
The question I get most frequently about being a traveling art teacher is “how does that work?” It is a true logistics nightmare. I travel to five different schools, which means that I have to have my supplies with me all the time — usually in the trunk of my car. I have to haul […]Read more "How Does That Work?"