Thursday, January 27, 2011


My first few attempts throwing on the wheel (thanks to my class at Fat Cat Pottery).

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Community Collages

Second graders did these last year and in all honesty, I thought they came out looking a little generic.

This year, I tweaked the assignment a bit and I was much happier with the finished work. We started once again by looking at collage artist Romare Bearden but we took a much closer look at some of his work this time. We also did a lot more brainstorming at the beginning of the project. To get students to make a stronger connection to their communities, we thought about notable people they knew or landmarks that stood out to them. I was really impressed with the results.

This student's mother works as a bus driver in the district.

The battleship in Wilmington, NC - a local landmark.