Flower Mound Elementary Art Room

2016-2017

We are off to a great start!

A little about me...

I have been a teacher for 21 years, 14 of which have been dedicated to teaching elementary art at FME and I love it!


I'v been married 24 years and have two kids. My daughter is 14, my son is 11, and two border collies named Piper and Summer. We are soon getting another dog, a service dog for my husband, but part of the family!


When I'm not working, I like to spend time with my family. I enjoy going to the movies, shopping, riding my bike, and fishing. I like to go out to eat and therefore I like to workout! I hope to spend more time making my own art some day.


Favorites:

Color- purple

Food- Hamburgers and chocolate cake!

Drink- Diet Cherry Limeade from Sonic

Candy- Twix, Kit Kat, cherry sours, fruit flavored Tootsy Rolls

Restaurant- Salt Grass, La Madeline, Salata, Zoes, Starwood Cafe, Egg and I

Shopping- Target, Walmart, Starbucks, 5 Below, Hobby Lobby


What are yours?

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FME Art Club - Spending more time in our right minds!

Art Club for the Spring Session will go live Jan 20th after 8 a.m. First 18 students to sign up.


http://tinyurl.com/job52ht

Spring Art Club Dates

Jan 26

Feb 2,9,16,23

Mar 2

NOT Mar 9 (Open House)

NOT Mar 16 (Spring Break)

Mar 23, 30

Apr 6,13,20,27 (Last Day)

Upcoming Events


LISD ART SHOW- More info coming soon!

RULES/PROCEDURES

Rules ensure that everyone has a positive, safe and pleasant experience in all that they do.


I borrowed this poster, but I like what it says.



CHAMPS- School wide positive discipline strategy for rules and procedures that are adaptable for different environments.


A few other points to remember... :-)

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Grading

Fine Arts Grades are earned for skills and behavior and are as follows.


E- exceeds expectations/objectives- WOW! Lots of detail, very neat, max effort, quality, and skill.

M- meets expectations/objectives. Nothing more, nothing less, but good quality work.

S- still developing, OR lacks in effort

N- needs improvement, OR little to no effort.


Each Fine Arts Teacher adapts these grades to their specialty.

* I borrowed these images too.

Behavior and Participation Grades

An Exceeds for behavior is a little difficult to judge. However, I expect good behavior (Meets Expections) from all students. I understand that some days are better than others, so I have a "three strikes" policy. If you choose to make a bad choice when you come to Art, I will document that in my grade book and a note will go home for your parents to sign. If the undesired behavior occurs two more times, your behavior grade will drop. Negative choices have negative consequences. IT'S YOUR CHOICE!! Think about it. ;-)

PROCEDURES FOR ENTERING AND EXITING

When you come to Art, your class will line up quietly outside my door until you're invited in. This is because I might be on the phone, speaking with an adult or even a student, or getting things ready for another exciting day for you in Art! COME IN LIKE A NINJA!!


You will be able to sit where you like the first day. This will become your assigned seat. Assigned seats are important so that I know who where you are and who might be absent.


I have implemented a non verbal red card system for correcting behavior. If a student is observed displaying negative/disruptive/or off task behavior, he or she will be given a red card. It simply states, "Please stop what you are doing and make a better choice." If a student earns 3 of this during class, a note will go home. It is my hope/goal that all students are respectful, successful, and angaged so that there are no issues to interfere with learning and the creative process.


When leaving the art room, the tables should be clean, floor relatively clean, materials put away in the proper place, and students should be sitting quietly.

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ALWAYS IN NEED OF...

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ART DONATIONS

We go through a lot of supplies and could always use more of the following:

pencils, erasers, glue, sharpie, working markers, yarn, watercolor, drawing paper

copy paper, gel markers, glitter, sequins, cardboard, puffy paint


THANKS!!!

ART SHOWS

THE LISD ART SHOW WILL BE IN THE SPRING. THEREFORE, I WILL BE COLLECTION STUDENT ARTWORK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. IF YOUR ARTWORK IS SELECTED TO REPRESENT FME, YOU WILL GET A NOTE HOME TO YOUR PARENTS. IF YOUR PARENTS GIVE YOU PERMISSION, GIVE YOUR ARTWORK BACK TO ME. PLEASE DON'T FOLD IT!

I WILL KEEP YOUR ARTWORK UNTIL SHOWTIME. AS SHOWTIME APPROACHES, YOU WILL BE GIVEN AN INVITATION WITH ALL THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION.


YOU WILL HAVE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO DISPLAY YOUR ARTWORK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. AS ALWAYS, MUSIC AND ART WORK TOGETHER TO SHOWCASE YOUR MUSIC AND ARTISTIC TALENTS! IN ADDITION, SOME OF YOU WILL HAVE ARTWORK DISPLAYED AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. I NOTE WILL GO HOME AS WELL.


IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO ASK. YES, YOU WILL GET YOUR ARTWORK BACK! :-)

Fun, Interactive Art Websites