Ketchup Day

Only seeing each class once a week sometimes can be problematic if there is a holiday, P.D. Day, a student is absent, etc., because now a student or even the entire class is behind the other classes. So to remedy this, we have Ketchup Day, where we catch up on projects they are behind on.

Ketchup Day

Ketchup Day is actually Ketchup Week! But what do you do if the class has completed their projects and have nothing to catch up on?

We have Art Centers!

We have the Stencil Station!

The Stencil Station

The How-To-Draw Station

How-To-Draw Station

The Stamp Station

Stamp Station

Watercolor Pencil Station

Watercolor Pencil Station

The Mosaic Station

Mosaic Center

The Painting Station

Painting Station

And the Reading Station

Reading Station

For the kinder and first graders I tape yarn to the table and they practice tying bows.
Art period is 50 minutes long, usually they get two 20 minute station times. I allow 4 students per station, except at the painting station where there are two tables so eight students can go to this station.

Till next time!

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About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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