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Valentines Day 2019
It's Valentines Day and I had a day of Kindies and third graders. The kindergarteners sang the book Mail Myself to You by Woodie Guthrie at the the start of art business each day of their rotation to practice. They did a great job learning the song and keeping our BIG secret! We carefully wrapped a student in the big paper like a present! Then we took the present to their am teacher and sang the song. When the teacher opened the present everyone squeeled in delight. Priceless!!! They also finished up their line drawing unit with Valentine Cats. Then my third graders discussed ways they could share their heart and bring kindness to those around them. They brainstormed some great ideas.Then we broke into groups of four. Created beautiful hearts and cut them into four pieces. The students "shared their heart" with their group. We hung up the finish pieces as a commitment to kindness. Later in February, first and second graders did an across grade project we called Buddy-flies. One group painted the paper for the background of the butterflies and the second used painted paper and scraps to add special details. Students know their buddy's name and are on the lookout for their airtist buddy! Kindness matters.Uploaded Mar 24, 2019
Art Auction 2019
Look what we made to auction at "Havana Nights!" See you there!Uploaded Apr 16, 2019
Read Across America in Art 2019
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Happy Read Across America Week GVA! Today we had a special visit from Ms. Joan and her therepy dog Odie. They were a huge hit and students read Dr. Seuss books to Odie all day!!!! Thank you Ms.Joan! Kids rotated through reading to Odie and drawing the Cat-in-the-Hat! They read like an artist! Artists have studio habits that help them in art and life. Those same habits can even be used to read!!!Uploaded Mar 24, 2019
They are... with a reading spin:
*Envision, I imagined that…
*Engage and Persist, I solved a difficult problem by…
*Express, My choices express my interests….
*Reflect, As I reflect on my work I think about…
*Stretch and Explore, When I tried something new by…
*Develop Craft, I improved by….
*Understanding the World, As I read I was influenced by….
*Observe, A really nice detail is….
Keep reading my wonderful artists. Reading is the best!!!!
Holidays and Celebrations Around the World Door Decorating Contest
Thank You to all the GVA teachers, students, and staff who joined me for the Third Annual Holidays and Celebrations Around the World Door Decorating Contest. Check out all the amazing doors! Our school looks fantastic!!!! I can't wait to join all the winners, including Ms. Alison, at the prize parties where we will create gingerbread Christmas trees inside snow globes!!! Thank you for participating. Art is for everyone! -Mrs. SteersUploaded Mar 24, 2019
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What is Art Club?
In an effort to meet the needs of all GVA students, I will be having a special artUploaded Mar 23, 2019
club as an alternative for those who do not celebrate holidays. Our first art club was be held on
October 31 in the art room during class parties. Please let me know if I have missed someone. Everyone is welcome.
- 1:54 International Day of 2017/18 Uploaded Feb 27, 2018
Playing With Art
Inspired by the coming Lunar New Year of the Pig, my wonderful kids thought up a great idea. All four fabulous first grade classes created scenery and paper puppets for the story The Three Little Pigs. They had a great time playing with their creations and telling and retelling the story. After class, they headed off to French, Mandarin, and Spanish classes to try it out in their target language (Thanks teachers!). It's always fun to double or triple-dip standards. This happens naturally in art. Ask your artist about the big ideas. I love to combine art with math, science, language arts and writing, history, civics, and of course geography. Learning is fun! -Mrs. SteersUploaded Mar 24, 2019
September in the GVA Art Studio
In September we studied Ireland and Mildred Butler's Irish landscapes. Students listened to Celtic music and magical Irish folktales as we created our multi-media masterpieces, fairy houses and Celtic knot lino prints. Our "Art of Ireland" is on display at the Douglas County Library in Parker through November 7th. C-day afternoon students did an outstanding job planning and creating their "World Traveler" W.O.W. projects. You are invited to view these wonderful original works on display in the art cases through October. The last week in September was prize patrol week! The GVA Art students and I received a grant from Groove Auto for $3,500.00!!!! I will be using the money to add i-Pads to the art studio for some cool technology and art projects (animation, electronic student portfolios, tutorials.....) in the near future! Later that week I received the Farmer's Insurance "Thank America's Teachers" award and gift basket from Jerry Silverhart Farmer's Insurance. When they found out it was the same day as the fun run they brought along tons of waters and cookies for everyone! Thank you Harber Family for the wonderful nomination and awards. A big thank you too our "Art Ambassador" students for another successful month of bring art to our friends, the residents of the Victorian House. This month we used alcohol ink to create beautiful floral bowls.Uploaded Oct 29, 2018
You've got this!!!
Just do your best and show what you know! Love, Mrs. Steers and your CMAS cheerleading, lion painting kindie friendsUploaded Apr 16, 2019