Sunday, December 7, 2014

Kids make their own "Seasons" accordion booklet!

If you are looking for a fun resource to help you teach the seasons to your students, check out my latest accordion booklet lesson, available here.  It includes "Weather Words" handouts, a "Seasons- Before and After" worksheet, and more.  Cost $4.99.
Kids seem to always enjoy their own accordion booklets.  The accordion style folding is such a soothing activity, sometimes I think I should try to incorporate it into every lesson I teach;)

  Teachers can choose to use the blackline masters where students create their own seasonal art in the frames, or simply color the already drawn art in the frames.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Super Moons?

I wish I could say I've been more in tune with what's going on outside my little world, but I haven't....hence the reason I'm excited to see this latest "feedback post" submitted regarding one of the art lessons for sale in my store.  Now I'm going to google "Super Moons" - Thanks Mr. Murray for cluing me in!

Dear Art with Mrs Smith,

User Robert Murray has written the following comment regarding "Moon Art: "Moon Phases Booklet & Moon Cookie Sculpture"":

I bought this last spring and we just used it again when school started because of the super moons. It is a wonderful packet and I am using it with my special Needs, so anyone can benefit from this. 

You can find the lesson here.

Happy Super Mooning!!!
(Sorry, I couldn't resist;)

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Wow, I can't believe I didn't know this website existed??????????
Have you already found it?
What a resource - Yipes, I know I'll be getting lost in it every time I go to look up one painting……You know, the way you go to the grocery store for milk, and end up going down other aisles getting lost in shopping for other things you weren't planning on buying:)

Here it is:

I've always loved this painting by Matisse, and I've used it for lessons where the kids did one similar in crayons, and when possible, I've had kids do it in paint too.