Students Speak about their work, thinking and performance.

Finding time for all students to reflect upon their performance has been successful using this magnet system in our Elemenrary choice based art studio. The last 10 minutes of class is reserved for clean up and final five for closing circle. Each student is assigned a number and shares one sentence about their performance inspiredContinue reading “Students Speak about their work, thinking and performance.”

Thank you Centaur Community!

Dear Centaur community, Artsonia, an online student gallery, has been an excellent tool.  While under construction, student work was still celebrated and you raised $200 plus funds to purchase the Keva planks for our Inventors Center.  Now settled in the new studio this year through Artsonia you raised $300 that will be used to buildContinue reading “Thank you Centaur Community!”

Contemporary art for elementary 

How I incorporate current methods and contemporary artists into the studio classroom for elementary can be found in my ebook. During grad school, I learned elementary students embrace and connect to contemporary art  with ease, excitement and wonder. Now as a TAB teacher, I like to use contemporary art in the Five Minute Museum andContinue reading “Contemporary art for elementary¬†“

Arborist & Author Nancy Hugo visits Mann

March 23rd centaurs were fortunate to spend a day with Nancy Hugo, arborist and author from Virginia.  Her book Seeing Trees highlights the stages of trees, up close photography and the intelligence of trees.  As we settle into our first year of being in our new building that includes a landscape full of trees to roam,Continue reading “Arborist & Author Nancy Hugo visits Mann”

Artsonia Student Gallery

Dear Centaur Families, Hopefully you have received an email by now to grant permission to Artsonia, our online student gallery.  This tool allows students, peers and parents to share, assess and celebrate their great art work.  This screenshot shows my feedback of specific work by your child that automatically shares their progress with you.  Please lookContinue reading “Artsonia Student Gallery”

B2School Banners 2015

The tradition of Back to School Banners took on a special meaning this year in our new building. Inspired by place and location of our school, each room has been named after trees in our region and types of natural habitats surrounding our resources of the Potomac River and Anacostia River of the Chesapeake Bay.Continue reading “B2School Banners 2015”