Category Archives: In my Art Class

Bienvinidos a Mexico

Welcome to Mexico

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Student Passports (Stamped-Mexico)
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Just an Amazing Art Teacher and her Mariache 💃🏽🇲🇽
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Hola Estudiantes y bienvinidos a Mexico 
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Sombrero Making 
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Me as Frida Kahlo

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My students visit Mexico twice a year in October for “El Dia de los Muertos” and again in May for “Cinco de Mayo”.

So Lucky 🍀 of course they need their passports. (Which I created for them for my “Art around the World” unit.

In May students learn that Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).  I explain that in Mexico 🇲🇽 it’s a minor holiday but in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

In addition students make sombreros, Papel  picado, and learn about one of my favorite Artist Frida Kahlo and yes I dress up like her. My students love all my costumes and I love giving them life long experiences. I also give them information about Diego Rivera. Students create self-portraits inspired my Frida as well as a collaborative mural inspired by Diego. 👩🏽‍🎨❤️🇲🇽🎨

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Sharks of the Ocean

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Amazing Art Teacher Door
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Shark Door by: Amazing Art Teacher 
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💪🏽💪🏽Strength no Weakness 💪🏽💪🏽

One of my many door designs. I did this to motivate my students.  I showed them a inspirational video by Demarjay Smith  https://youtu.be/bniI8NUwoRU

This kid is awesome. Moral of the story is you have to work hard and never give up. Don’t put yourself down, always keep yourself up. As long as you keep that mindset you will succeed🙌🏽

You can either be the Shark 🦈 of the Ocean 🌊 or the fish 🐟 in the Sea.  We are Sharks! Strength No Weakness! 💪🏽

My students created their own sharks to go around the door. The funny thing is each shark resembled the student in a weird way. Lol😄

I Genuinely Love My Students ❤️

I ❤️ What I do. Not only an Art Teacher but a Role Model!👩🏽‍🎨🎨

Emoji Exit Table

Emoji Exit Table
                         Emoji Exit Table

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Place your Completed Exit Ticket Here!

I collect the Exit Tickets daily and write comments, then I give my students an Emoji sticker, stating how I feel they did on the lesson and place it in their mailbox.  This is also a great way to collect data and your students will love it.
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A fun modern innovative way for students to go when they are done with their projects and reflect on the lesson. Students go to the Exit Table and fill out their Tickets before leaving class. they can also play an Emoji memory game, Emoji Dice, Art Bingo, or Art Dice if they have extra time. My students absolutely LOVE the whole Emoji idea. On the wall I also have the history of Emoji’s and how they were created.

Welcome to Japan

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KONICHIWA!

Konichiwa!!

Konichiwa!

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My goal is to give my students memorable experiences and not just teach lessons.  I want them to learn about different cultures and develop an appreciation.  My “Welcome to Japan” lesson  is part of my  “Art around the world unit. They will learn about Japanese Art, language, clothes, food, culture and traditions.  Before they enter my class they need to present their passport. They will then be interviewed prior to entering  and their passports will be stamped. They enjoy every minute.  They are my Lil’ Samurai’s and I am “Sensei Perez”