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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Celebrate with me! I'm featured on Rachel Lynette's Mind in Bloom Today!!! Giveaway!!

Have you ever met someone and wondered how in the mix of the universe did your paths cross?  During last summer's Teachers Pay Teachers conference, I attended a session hosted by Rachel Lynette of Minds in Bloom Blog.  She spoke from the heart and shared her story with us.  I didn't know it at the time, but the theme of My Story was one I was going to hear quite a bit of this year through California Teachers Association as awaited the decision of the Supreme Court on the Friedrichs Case.  

If you don't know who Rachel is, check out her blog! She literally took task cards to the highest level and she offers about a gazillion of them with every topic known to man, and probably some unknown ones also!!! 



I met up with Rachel again this past February at the Teachers Take Sacramento Meet Up.  She was her ever chipper, enthusiastic, energetic self.  I enjoyed chatting with her and am thrilled to say that today I am featured on her blog. Swing by and check out my post on Integrating Art into All Curricular Areas.  


I recently hit a social media milestone of 1.000 followers on Instagram! Come celebrate what a month I have had by entering my Rafflecopter!! 3 PRIZES!! $25 TPT and Target gift cards along with a Container Store brag tag container filled with my AR Reading Tags!!! 




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24 comments:

  1. I integrate art during STEM (STEAM) activities.
    My students really enjoy it!
    Congratulations!
    Sincerely,
    Emily

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    1. YES!! I love STEAM! I have seen some amazing art generated through STEAM activities. Thank you for stopping by!!

      Susan

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  2. Congratulations on your milestone! :) Love to incorporate art into the curriculum. We do lots of INB activities that involve coloring. We use art with our vocabulary/word work as well. My students absolutely LOVE coloring pages that are seasonal/thematic. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you!! I like using INB activities as well. I find that mixing up the type of art each time keeps them engaged!! I like coloring pages that are seasonal for me to color, too! So relaxing!! Thank you for visiting!

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  3. I have students do a lot of illustrations for vocabulary.

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    1. That is by far the best way for vocabulary to stick!! Whenever they are stuck on a word, showing an example or saying remember what we drew for that always helps them remember!! Thank you for swinging by!

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  5. Great post! I try to incorporate art in every subject as much as possible. It's fun to see children shine in areas that may not be their strength when you incorporate art. We recently did a math pattern agamograph project and the results were stunning!

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    1. Thank you for swinging by! Ohh your agamograph project sounds interesting! I Will have to check those out!!

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  6. I do a lot of drawing and painting in all subjects. This year, my class has loved directed drawings. So fun!

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    1. Directed drawings are a riot. I love seeing how students' perceptions of the same lesson turn out!! We had an issue with DragoArt being blocked by our web filter. That site has some really fun lessons if you haven't checked them out.

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  7. I have my students color in their interactive notebooks. I also have them illustrate vocabulary words. In addition, I also do some type of art project once a month. The kids really look forward to it! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. Love the variety of ways you are using art!!! Kids love that time to express themselves freely!! Thank you for stopping by.

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  8. I use student created posters to share learning.

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    1. Posters are definitely a wonderful and telling teaching tool. Great opportunities for students to share orally also! Thank you for stopping by.

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  9. We have OMA, which integrates math and visual art for 1st and 3rd grade. Music and literacy are integrated for K and 2nd.

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    1. Your students are blessed to have those opportunities!

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  10. Congrats on your social media milestone!

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  11. Congratulations Susan!!! It's Been an honor getting to know you!! So happy for you friend!! As far as integrating art, it's been a bit challenging this year. I've integrated art into social studies or some reading stories, such as "The Waterfall" (they water colored the waterfall and labeled the parts) or "The Garden of Abdul Gazasi" (they have to create their own garden). I also integrated art into math this year where they had to draw/create a leprechaun's garden and find the total area of it. I like how you have art centers. I may have to try that next year. Thanks for the idea!!

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    1. AMY!! So sweet of you to post!! I have enjoyed getting to know you!! Thank goodness for that Meet Up!! Sounds like you have some fun art activities going on in your room!! You will have to share pics!!

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  12. I dress as Frida Kahlo every year and teach an art history about this influential Mexican artist! (I teach about other artists too!)

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    1. That must be so fun for your students!! I haven't done that yet, I have thought of doing it so often. Now that is on my to do list!! Thank you for sharing!

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