7 Must-Have Books In Your Atelier

7 Must-Have Books In Your Atelier

“A True Artist is Not One That is Inspired, But One Who Inspires Others.” ~ Salvador Dali Inspiring children to be creative and express their curiosities about the world with the language of art materials is magical! While there are so many truly inspiring books about...
3 Must Read Books When Preparing for Self-Portraits

3 Must Read Books When Preparing for Self-Portraits

I wanted to share with you three books to inspire children during the creation of self-portraits. TIPS for using these books: Read a couple pages per day and focus on a unique trait or aspect of self Explore a medium – using our creativity to find objects to...
Hand Sewing for Literacy

Hand Sewing for Literacy

When I decided to attend a NAEYC session on sewing with young children – I had no idea I would walk into a session with an author I love! In her book “Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make” I had adored the simple but highly...
Make Your Own Story Stones

Make Your Own Story Stones

Story Stones are a great way to get students excited about story telling and they are surprisingly easy to make! Materials Needed: Stones A variety of stickers Modge Podge Paint Brush Small container to pour the Modge Podge in (this is optional) *I purchased all of my...
Creating a Literacy Rich Environment

Creating a Literacy Rich Environment

Creating a literacy rich environment can be a teacher’s strongest tool that sets the stage for student success all year long. What is a literacy rich environment? An environment where children are exposed to and offered multiple ways to interact with: letters,...

Firstie Friday ~ Sight Word Tic Tac Toe

It is so strange to me that I have a first grader. When I taught first grade, my students seemed so big! Now that I have a first grader of my own, I can hardly believe how small they really were. My kiddo struggles with sight words so I have searched high and low for...