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Prevent Summer Learning Loss with a 'Retro' Flash Card Flipper!

Prevent Summer Learning Loss with a ‘Retro’ Flash Card Flipper

Sum­mer Learn­ing Loss’, or ‘Sum­mer Slide’ as it’s also known, is not just an issue for ‘at risk’ stu­dents. All stu­dents need to prac­tice their aca­d­e­mic skills to keep from falling behind over sum­mer vaca­tion. The year I taught 2nd grade I expe­ri­enced first­hand how much stu­dents can for­get over the sum­mer. We wasted much valuable […]

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Celebrate famous artists with projects on their birthdays!

New! Artist Birthdays Calendar

Kids love to cel­e­brate birth­days, so what bet­ter time to intro­duce a new artist than on that artist’s birth­day? I’ve cre­ated a new page on my site to help you plan your artist birth­day cel­e­bra­tions! Just click on the “Artist Birth­days” link on my menu bar for a list of birth­days by month, com­plete with […]

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Easy Mondrian

Dutch painter, Piet Mon­drian (1872–1944), was one of the most impor­tant artists of the 20th cen­tury. His abstract designs had a huge influ­ence on the graphic design, archi­tec­ture, and inte­rior design of his day. He was best known for his styl­ized, geo­met­ric designs of black and white grids filled with bright, pri­mary col­ors. Stu­dents are […]

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