Mid-Pacific Institute: Art - Day

Art - Day

Looking Closely

Posted on September 22, 2017

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Previous Classroom Updates

Elements of a Creative, Fun Art Class

Posted on August 18, 2017

It's great to be back! I was so excited for the start of the school year and to see all the students again. Before the children were let in on the first day, I wondered how they might have grown,...

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Spring 2017 Curriculum Summary

Posted on May 13, 2017

2017 - Spring Curriculum Summary.pdf...

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The Power of Choice

Posted on March 31, 2017

Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is a psychological belief that across humankind, people are most likely to be self-motivated if they have three qualities present in their life: Autonomy, the power to choose; Relatedness, connection and community with others; and, Competence, feeling...

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Skill Building

Posted on February 24, 2017

While each grade-level continues working on a long-term art-inquiry project, along the way, we do mini-skill building practices that ultimately allow students to better express their ideas for that long-term project. This posting is an update on the art skills...

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Theorizing the Future

Posted on January 22, 2017

1st/2nd Grades: As the first and second grade team is engaged in how the earth and animals change over time, we approach the same idea in art. After briefly asking students what they have been doing in inquiry to remind...

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Fall 2016 Curriculum Summary

Posted on November 23, 2016

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Observing and Recording: Portraits

Posted on November 5, 2016

Each year, the 1st-5th grades create a self-portrait from observation. There is nothing more intimidating in art than to look in a mirror and try to draw someone that looks like you -- this rings true for both children and...

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