Shared the #SmilePassItOn philosophy with my 5th graders, and they ran with it! #proudartteacher Each student got to choose a smile to keep for themselves (although some said they wanted to pass that one on too, and if they made a #Smile #PassItOn card, they could take a second smile to share with someone or to place anonymously around the community or while traveling over spring break. Excited to hear their #ArtRoomSmiles stories when we get back from break! #monalisaandmore #kindnessboomerang #hillviewart
Planted the first Art Room Smile of the year! So excited to share the secret of the Smiles with my 5th graders coming up soon!
The 4th graders finished up their clay unit by painting their Greek coins and placing them in their glazed plates. Coins were made using our leftover clay and stamped with clay stampers. After being fired, we dunked them in watered down tempera paint and lightly sponged them with Chromatemp metallic paints. Beautiful!
I told students my favorite #smile from last year was special because someone had left a thumbprint in it by accident, and it was perfect for rubbing like a worry stone. After that, several students purposely put a thumbprint on the back of theirs so more people could use theirs as worry stones. Very thoughtful and sweet! #SmilePassItOn #monalisaandmore
Used my wooden clay forms for the first time with 4th grade artists. We looked at Ancient Greek/Roman ceramic plates for inspiration. Students also made ancient coins to go with their plates which we will be painting next week using a different technique. The glazed plates are looking beautiful!
More 5th grade clay projects! Love!