Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Prism Photo Editing App

I stumbled upon an amazing app while I was searching iTunes for another photo editing app. And better yet… this one is FREE. If you are an art teacher or someone who loves classic works of art, you will love this app! Linked below in the picture is the iTunes preview page to download the…

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Fraction Peacocks! 

Check out this super cute way to have your students show off the things they learned about fractions! Everything from equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, placing fractions on number lines, and showing sets and a whole fraction!  They also do a great job jazzing up your hallway display. My students decided to make turkeys too! Some…

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3-D Printing in the Classroom

I had the amazing opportunity to visit a local Catholic school St. John Regional Catholic School (SJRCS) in Frederick, MD. A wonderful teacher, Lisa Cutchin showed us how to work her 3-D printer. She went through a program called, the Digital Harbor Foundation to obtain training and her 3-D printer. The Digital Harbor Foundation is dedicated to fostering…

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Guest Readers for the Classroom

During the school year, my teammate and I invite guest readers (parents, grandparents, family and community members) to read to the children on each Friday of the week. We use the website called SignUpGenius.com to have the guest reader sign up. The website is a free resource to help people to sign up for events. It…

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My Father is a Hero

Need a cute Father’s Day gift or idea to do with your students? This can be used for another father figure as well, it is up to the student to decide if they would like to complete the activity with their father in mind or a grandfather or just any male role model in their…

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Golden Specials Awards

Want to do something specials for the top classes in your school? Our school does specials awards; each specials class (gym, music, art and library) awards some sort of point system to each class. Then they have a K-1, 2-3, 4-5 category. Then at the end of each marking period the points get totaled up…

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING Bulletin Board!

Our Thanksgiving Hallway Bulletin Board, we are going to place Thanksgiving Writing beside it! =-) It is huge, and the students LOVE it! Check back for more ideas for Thanksgiving.     GOBBLE GOBBLE!!

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How to Blow a Bubble Gum Bubble !

What have your students write steps on how to chew a bubble gum bubble! This was one of the most fun lessons that I have done this year! I first read the book, POP! The Invention of Bubble Gum. It is a child friendly book that goes over some history and fun facts about bubble…

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Welcome to EdCampAI

Thank you for coming to my session today! I hope you can take away some useful information on making writing more FUN with art and technology! :-) Captain Keyser

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Fun Easter/Spring pencil toppers !

Easy! Easy! Easy! All you need is form stickers and pipe cleaners. Have the student pick a sticker and add it to the top of their favorite color pipe cleaner. Then show them how to rap the pipe cleaner around their entire pencil so just the top sticks out! Have Fun, Captain Keyser  

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Ah the Luck of the Irish !

Want to add a little excitement to your classroom for your students? Here is a simple way to do that! All you need is green paint, glitter and your hand. You can make easy mini leprechaun footprints. Make a fist with you hand and dip the side of your hand (pinky side). When you press…

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