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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)


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Dia De Los Muerto  Alter- This is usually my presentation table, however to give my students the full experience I set it up as an alter to honor our loved ones.


This is my informational table, consisting of fun worksheets, crossword puzzles, and coloring sugar skulls print outs.  (This is usually my game table where students come to play “Art Bingo” or “Art Dice” -shown on the table)IMG_4013 (1) IMG_4019

Here we have “Pan de los Muertos” which is the traditional bread of the dead that is made for the Alter, we frosted ours and decorated them with sugar skulls. Mmm mmm good!

Bulletin Boards

Tar Beach

For Black History month in February I teach my students about the African American artist Faith Ringgold and her style of art, which was Quilting.  My favorite story to do is Tar Beach.  I have my students imagine that they can fly, and ask them to draw themselves flying over their favorite place with their favorite person.  they then write a story behind their picture around the frame.  We then add lots of fabric to frame their story and place them altogether to design our very own class quilt.  Here is a picture of my door.  I like to always motivate them with a door design theme.Tar Beach Door

Pre-K Lessons

Featured Artist Bulletin Board

Welcome Back students to a new exciting year in art. Each week I will choose two students to be my featured Artist their work will be displayed under the Incredible Art Hulk bulletin.  They loved the idea and are excited to see their work posted under the Hulk.  I have added an incentive and told them that their picture will also be taken with the Hulk.  They seemed to be very excited, let’s see how it goes!

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4th Grade Lessons


Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board


  • Students will know the Art history of a self-portrait.
  • Students will understand the difference between a self-portrait and a “Selfie”.
  • Students will learn techniques using multi media.


  • Students will draw themselves in an IPhone template as if they had taken the picture.
  • Students will choose the angle of their “Selfie” in the phone.
  • Students will color and personalize their “Selfie” and their phone.