Monday, July 30, 2012

Materials needed!

Students and parents,
As you go out shopping for your school supplies for the new year, there are a few odds and ends you may already own that we would love to have in the art room. Check your closets, garages, backyards, craft bins and attics for any of the following items which will find new life as a work of art:
Wood slices would be a dream come true!

wood scraps
small branches
leaves that are thick, not crumbly
small plastic toys (1-2") like army men or zoo animals
cotton fabric
buttons and beads
paper plates, cups and bowls
small tools (safe) like hammers, wrenches or pliers

Thanks in advance for keeping an eye out for these. They can be dropped off in the office with my name attached. See everybody real soon!
-Your friendly neighborhood art teacher

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My favorite book this summer...

"A classic whodunit with several twists, Klassen's writing exceeds our expectations once again with a tantalizing tale of theft, lies and deception set around a seemingly ordinary, every day forest. The protagonist, while no angel himself, is one we can all root for, the everybear that we all see ourselves as.

Overall, this book is a taut thriller laden thick with metaphor and imagery. Will our sleuthing protagonist find his hat? Read Jon Klassen's I Want My Hat Back to find out."
-review from YouTube subscriber