reading & writing with art

May 23, 2012

Super excited to have an article published from READING TODAY that is created from the International Reading Association about my RAW ART class.

Check it out here...  READING TODAY ARTICLE

Also this is a GREAT site!!  Join teachers from around the world in a social network that is spreading the love of literacy with teacher tips, research, authors, illustrators, blogs, networking and much much more!

May 14, 2012

"I'm a pout-pout fish with a pout-pout face..."
Well I couldn't resist after seeing so many darling wide mouth fish made from the pinch pot method...had to dive in!  Oh and of course find a perfect book to make a splash with our art project!
(found this on pinterst)

May 10, 2012

Trucks and the ABC Rhyme

I just love my job teaching RAW ART!  Here is a fabulously written and cleverly illustrated book that we used for our art project.  The students created their collages inspired by the illustrations of Megan Halsey.  We used maps as she did in the book for part of our collage.  We learned how to draw trucks.  I took photos of them to place themselves as the driver.  Then I taught them my rhyme where they had to complete it with the first letter of their name.  The power point link I made gives all the details.

Thanks to Deep Space Sparkle's interview with Megan Halsey and ideas she had there.
The ABC rhyme you begin using letters that start w/ "A" to fill in the blank and continue on through the alphabet.
My name is ___________.
I am very __________.
I'm going to _____________ with at truck load of ____________.

My name is Gaven.
I am very Great.
I'm going to Gulf Shores with a truck load of Grapes.

May 07, 2012

 Kindergarten & 1st graders did these fabulous collages based on the book Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner.  My students viewed the book through tumble books at www.tumblebooks.com.
The book looks at a variety of "bugs" and it has a great chart at the end with information about bugs. 

My students traced their feet, created a flower out of a coffee filter and collaged their bugs with construction paper and markers.