As a parent, I know that art projects can be a mixed blessing. Some are breathtaking. Most should go in the circular file. Worse still are things my kids build – they fall apart and break. They take up space. God save me if my sons bring home noise-making pieces of art they have built. As a teacher, I conveniently ignore my own good sense. I present wind chimes built in preparation for Mother’s Day as part of our “building music” unit. Make it safe and keep the rubber side down. Continue reading This Week in the Classroom: Why Mothers Hate Me On Mother’s Day
As I gear up for summer program, I will be taking a little time to reflect on my past year. My bosses at work have kept me on as a teacher, although I smell the terrifying and exciting smell of change in the air. On May 22nd, my students (and I) participated in the 2011 Art Car Parade. You can catch some parade pictures here and the winner’s list here. I blogged about the build process here. The cost of this project: $30. Re-used lumber, re-used paint. I even got to reuse the sheet metal screws from my last Art … Continue reading (School) Year in Review: Art Car 2011
The 16″ childrens’ bike project has cleared my outbox. I’m busy in reflection mode with the students, examining all the different parts of our work for ways to improve the product, teaching and quality next time. I thought the bike itself came out well:
If you’ve followed the blog over the past two months, then you’ve seen some of the progress. If you haven’t, or are interested in doing this yourself, the I’ll recap the project after the jump.
What exactly am I to make of this? It sits in the outdoor storage area at work. What should I turn it into? My co-workers grabbed it on a supply run I wasn’t invited on. Oh, and the bikes have been delivered, well some anyways, for the chop class. Eventually we will get them in shape to participate in this parade in May. Continue reading This Week In the Classroom: What Am I Supposed to Make of This?
Put up an instructable (finally). You can find it here. Meaning to get to this one. It’s a bracket for the EZpass on my bike. When I remove the tag itself, gives the bike a cafe-racer look. Pretty sweet. Continue reading This Week in the Shop: The EZPass Bracket