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Upcycled American Flag Mirror

My grandma, which you may have realized from previous posts, loves the American flag. She has an entire craft room that is dedicated to Americana decor. I had found a mirror at a thrift shop in Logan, Utah that was pretty basic. My intentions were to paint it like the American flag for my grandma. I…… Continue reading Upcycled American Flag Mirror

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Kandinsky Murals

For art, we channeled Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky’s abstract, color-rich murals. His works were greatly influenced by Picasso, Van Gogh, and Matisse. Here was our inspiration: For this project, I gave each of my students a white piece of card stock. With the paper vertically on their desks, they measured 2 3/4 inches across and…… Continue reading Kandinsky Murals

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Dr. Seuss Week

With the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known by his pseudonym, Dr. Seuss, falling in the middle of the week, we, the third grade team, planned a fun-filled “Dr. Seuss Week.” We decided to incorporate his beloved stories into our language arts instruction for our classes. On Monday, I opened up our language arts…… Continue reading Dr. Seuss Week