Tag Archives | Peter Reynolds

6th Grade Portfolio Project — Follow Your Star!

I’m espe­cially excited about my 6th grade port­fo­lio project! This project is inspired by an amaz­ing book by author/illustrator Peter Reynolds, who cre­ated the clas­sic children’s books “The Dot” and “Ish”. This poten­tially life-changing book, “The North Star”, is so spe­cial, it even has it’s own web­site! (Check out this site for fun activ­i­ties for […]

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Grade 4 Portfolios — “Ish” Drawings

There are lots of won­der­ful children’s books avail­able today, but “Ish” by Peter Reynolds stands out as one of my all-time favorites. This is a story that every­one (kids and adults!) can relate to.… in fact, it’s so influ­en­tial that I can lit­er­ally see a “before and after” effect each time I read it to […]

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Grade 1 Portfolios — Design a Dot!

Every year, I start each of my Art classes by going over my “Art Rules”.While this is review for most of my stu­dents, it never hurts to hear it again! And read­ing this book pro­vides a great on-ramp to hav­ing this dis­cus­sion! The Dot, by Peter Reynolds, has to be one of my favorite children’s […]

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6th Grade Portfolio Project — Follow Your Star!

I’m espe­cially excited about my 6th grade port­fo­lio project! This project is inspired by an amaz­ing book by author/illustrator Peter Reynolds, who cre­ated the clas­sic children’s books “The Dot” and “Ish”. This poten­tially life-changing book, “The North Star”, is so spe­cial, it even has it’s own web­site! (Check out this site for fun activ­i­ties for […]

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Grade 4 Portfolios — “Ish” Drawings

There are lots of won­der­ful children’s books avail­able today, but “Ish” by Peter Reynolds stands out as one of my all-time favorites. This is a story that every­one (kids and adults!) can relate to.… in fact, it’s so influ­en­tial that I can lit­er­ally see a “before and after” effect each time I read it to […]

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Ish”

This is one of my all-time favorite “art-story books” to read to my stu­dents! Begin­ning as early as 2nd or 3rd grade for some stu­dents, per­fec­tion­ism can set in and give them the mis­taken idea that their art needs to look like a pho­to­graph in order to be “good”. Of course, these stu­dents are the […]

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