Thursday, November 17, 2016


Art 1 kids will be working on their Value projects today. While they are working on them, I will be calling students up to my desk and letting them know if they are missing anything in the gradebook. Grades will also be posted as a reminder to those students.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Gradebook update

Today I was going through my gradebook online and discovered that my Art 3 assignments are gone.... Man, where did they go. Must be a glitch somewhere. So I will be reentering those tomorrow. Along with grading Everything that has been turned in throughout this week.

Floral projects were all finished and turned in today, so I will be grading those starting tomorrow as well.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Grade Status- Please Read

Happy Sunday early evening to you all.
I am currently 1/2 way through grading projects and getting my gradebook as up to date as I can at this point in time.
I will be contacting parents/guardians of students that have failing grades on Monday. These failing grades may simply be because a project wasn't turned into my Red Turn-in Tray on my counter, or there was no name on it. Or it could be because the student never attempted to do the projects.
 On Tuesday I will be posting grades and encouraging students to check their grades and to turn in anything that is missing. I will also be doing a final Notebook check (I gave all classes a day to get 'caught up' this past Friday).

Friday, October 7, 2016

Interactive Notebooks - You've been warned!!!

Art 1 kids have been warned today, or will be warned about how their Interactive Notebooks will be graded. They were suppose to have been keeping up with their notebooks. However, I graded 5 out of 32 in one class and nobody made higher than a 52. SO... today, they are to get caught up. And when I grade them if anything is out of place/or missing, they will receive a ZERO. This is a SUMMATIVE grade.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Week of September 26

Just to catch you up to speed. I have been out this past Thursday and Friday due to a family emergency. My husband was involved in a plane crash Wednesday evening. He is alive and doing well. I however will be out of pocket from time to time throughout his healing process.
For the most part, my students have been doing great and there have been no problems, so I thank you for that. I went to work today to access and possibly mess and there wasn't any. So I was very grateful.

Okay, to catch you up. Grades. I will be updating the gradebook this week and talking with those who are missing things. I hope to have it all updated by Thursday since I more than likely will be out again Friday.

Art 1 Students will be finishing up their Upside Down Man project. And then I'm hoping to go over the Elements and Principles of Art and Design this week.

Art 3 Students are finishing up on their Contour Line/Action Contour projects. Then we will review over the Elements and Principles of Art and Design.

Floral Design will be finishing up on their MUMs/Garters. I have placed another order today for MUM Flowers and those will be in this week as well. I will start grading these on Monday of next week.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Catching up

Art 1's are getting all caught up today in class. If they are still needing time to finish anything we've worked on prior to today, they are being encouraged to come in for tutorials. Today I will be in room 219 after school until 4:45. Tomorrow morning before school I will be in Room 176.

Art 3's are starting or still preparing for their new Project. Contour Lines. I will still print pictures for them if they aren't able to. They are being told to send them to my e-mail.

Floral Design- just a few are finishing up their 4 backer practices. I am starting to visit with students one on one to discuss their backers to give pointers or suggestions for their real backer for their mum. Tomorrow I will give more instruction on how to complete a mum and then they are on their own on creating their Mum/Garter.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

finishing up 1st project....

Art 1 & Art 3 are finishing up their 1st project of the school year. I'm hoping they finish today, if not tomorrow.

Art 1 will be introduced to DESIGN today. They will receive a handout of a still-life and they are to fill it with as many designs as they can. This will be for a Formative Grade. Their next two major projects will deal with design.

Art 2 will be introduced to 1 of 2 options for their next project. They are to provide an image, printed, half sheet or full sheet. We will be reviewing different ways of shading tomorrow, then they are to use these ways in their next project.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Updated Grades

I just wanted to give you a heads up. Last Friday I was able to update the Gradebook for all Art classes as of Friday. I ran out of time for Floral Design. So today I will be updating those classes. There are quite a few holes in the books, so I am hoping to talk to these individuals this week to get that missing work. In the future, holes will be turned into Missings (MIS) or Incompletes (I) and then I will post grades in the class so students can get their work turned in.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2nd Week of School

I'm hoping that by now, we are getting into the swing of things. So far, I am seeing great habits forming. There are just a couple students that find it still hard to not talk while I am talking and to take class serious. :)

All classes have prepped their Interactive Notebook and have been utilizing them in class.

Art Classes are currently working on their Portfolio projects. Art 1's are doing a FREE FORM drawing on theirs and Draw 2 are doing a IN THE STYLE OF piece of artwork on theirs.

Floral Design have gone over Chapter 1 and have made reference cards that included samples of Ribbon and Wire. They will be working with Floral Tape and learning about the different tools and lab safety this week. I am hoping to start preparing for Homecoming mums next week.

I hope everyone is having a great time and are excited for what the year will bring. I know I am!


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Happy New School Year!!!!

It's really hard to realize that the 2016-2017 School year is just a short few days away. Where did Summer go? Mine went POOF- be gone! No really... but I am getting ready to greet each and every one of you on Monday. I hope you are ready for me to be your teacher.

This year marks my 13th year of teaching. My 10th year teaching at Ellison High School. I've taught Art of all levels for the past 12 years and this year embarks a new challenge- FLORAL DESIGN! I would be lying if I said I was ready, and I want you all do know I am human- but I hope to be ready. The class itself will be amazing and my students, YOU, will be amazing. I will be traveling twice a day to opposite ends of our massive campus, so if you see me along the way, feel free to help me carry stuff to my destination. No really... lol

I have great plans for this school year with trying to increase my VASE participant numbers and revamping our Art Club and who knows what else.

I will see you on Monday....

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bright Bytes Student Survey

If you have yet to do the Bright Bytes Student survey, please go to the following link and do so. Thank you.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Illumination Project - Art 1

Art 1 is creating their own Illuminations this week.
Here is a link to the Powerpoint on how to create your own Illumination.
Illuminations Project Link

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Week of Jan 26, 2016

All classes are continuing with their projects from last week.

Art 3 Charcoal projects will be graded this week. I have had all intentions in starting this process, however, they are rather messy and I hadn't had that opportunity to get them out and grade. I hope to knock these out in the morning.  Thank you for being patient.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Grade Status

My goal today was to grade all Art 1 assignments, there are 3 of them. I got 3rd period finished, however, as I was starting 4th period all chaos let loose and I hadn't been able to return to grading those. Soooooooo I will hopefully get it all updated tomorrow. I just wanted to let you know.

Thursday, January 7, 2016


I am totally baffled that this school year is already halfway over. I foresee 2016 as being a great year.
This start of the 3rd 9 weeks is really quite smooth. We started out the week making sure we had all that we needed. Portfolios were given some attention and updates were made to classes and seating charts. Tuesday we just went right in with continuing with what we had started before the holiday break.
Art 1's - finishing up their Masterpiece Color Schemed paintings. Told about their next project and encouraging them to go ahead and get images ready now.
Art 2's - Practicing Facial features and remided again to get their their image ready for their next project.
Art 3's- continuing their Charcoal Portraits or Realistic Eyes