When I greet my students in the hall and announce that today will be a clay day, they immediately begin to cheer. Clay, is hands down one of the most favorite media of every elementary student with whom I’ve worked.
When this teacher of twenty years, with a Masters in reading and a concentration in language arts was asked to transition from first grade homeroom teacher to special area science teacher, I’ll admit, I paused. How was I going to
Shortly before Spring Break of 2016, our Elementary School Art Studio was transformed into a rhythm junk house! Our visiting artist, Don “the Junkman” Knaack worked with the Elementary School students to build a sound sculpture and learn basic rhythmic patterns, repetitions, and techniques.