Posted in Art, Lesson Plan Ideas

Kindergarten Art Ideas

For the art class that is part of my education post-degree program at UVIC, we were to create a graphic organizer showing possible ideas of how to incorporate art into the classroom.  Within it we explored possible age-appropriate mediums for each of the following disciplines:

  1. Drawing
  2. Painting
  3. Print-making
  4. Sculpture
  5. Mixed Media
  6. New Media

This is what my classmate, Willson, and I came up with!

Art Possibilities by ArtsyInquringMinds / CC BY 2.0

It was super fun to think about what we could do and search through all of the cool things people are doing and sharing on the internet.  I can’t wait to try some of these projects with a class someday!

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Posted in Art, Lesson Plan Ideas, Math, Passion Project

Pi Skyline


A City of Pi by ArtsyInquiringMinds / CC BY 2.0

This is the first project for my technology passion project.
You might be wondering how it fits into a course about technology . . . And I’m happy to clear that up for you.  You see, technology is everything.  Recently, we’ve come to think of technology as computers and other electronics, but even something as basic as a felt pen or a pencil crayon is a piece of technology.  It was invented to solve a problem, just like our cell phones we are attached to!

I start all my projects by exploring Pinterest for ideas.  This one is no different.  I came across a blog detailing how to celebrate PI DAY (3/14 – March 14th) with a math based activity.
Here’s a link to the original post – you’ll find the instructions there – Erica did a fantastic job, check it out!

This activity could really be used any day of the year if your class is working on a topic such as bar graphs or circles.  Also, this could make a fantastic home project, so if you’ve got kids at home who are working on those topics I highly recommend giving it a try.
I really love the versatility of this project.

Here are a few ways it could be completed:

  • Colour the bar graph a different colour – or even multiple colours!
  • Create the background with felts or pencil crayons.
  • Use the background to do a study on perspective – two lessons in one project!
  • Do a collage for the background for an abstract look.

Can you think of any other ways to personalize this project?