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PGP 2019: Cross-Curricular Art Integration

My students relish their time in the art room… Art is my favourite subject! Awww, we miss art this week, it’s not fair! Why can’t we have more art classes! Can I come at recess to finish my art project?… Continue Reading →

Challenges, Opportunities, and Growth

As the summer draws to an end and my thoughts turn towards the school year ahead, it is the perfect time to reflect on the wonderful year that was and all I learned in my time as a DocuMentor. Firstly,… Continue Reading →

Challenges and Choices

How do you react when faced with challenges? Looking back on my time as a DocuMentor and the myriad challenges given to us, it is ia perfect time to reflect and analyze how I react in these situations. I am… Continue Reading →

Art Show Highs and Woes

  So much work, so many hours, researching, planning, organizing, and still things go wrong, still much to learn and do differently next time. So despite all of the positive feedback, my perfectionist side focuses on what I should have… Continue Reading →

SPRING PGP- Behaviour Management in the Art Room, QR codes, Blogging, Reflections and more…

Behaviour Management in the Art Room The process of developing a personal written Theory of Behaviour Management for the Art Room helped me to focus on what I really wanted my art classes to look like, clarify classroom rules, and… Continue Reading →

Preparations Galore

Art piece selection…Take 2! Grade 1 students have also begun the process of selecting materials and preparing their artist statements for the art show. This class was approached differently than Kindergarten as their literacy skills are stronger. First we spoke… Continue Reading →

Lights, Camera, Action… Art Show!

Spring is finally here and plans for my first art show are underway. My first year as an art teacher has zoomed by and it is time to display the fruits of my students labour. I have been both dreaming… Continue Reading →

We (the Students) are the Documentarians!

February is all about family in Kindergarten Hebrew class. We are learning the names of our family members in Hebrew ( אֲנִי אבּא אִמָּא אָח אָחוֹת תִּינוֹק תִּינֹקֶת קָטָן קְטַנָּה גָּדוֹל גְּדוֹלָה סבּא סָבְתָא חַיַּת מַחְמַד כֶּלֶב חָתוּל דָּג אוֹגֵר),… Continue Reading →

Endless Possibilities

  Today the Documentors will learn the art of Sketchnoting, a technique that can help make thinking visible by putting thoughts and ideas into pictures. As a former doodler (before life with 4 kids and a full time job) I… Continue Reading →

Capturing Resilience

Today the Documentors were invited into a Grade 3 math class with the goal of making learning visible. The students were assigned open-ended multiplication problems, and demonstrated their knowledge of 1 or 2 digit multiplication, using pictures, words, and numbers to demonstrate… Continue Reading →

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