Book Review- Balloons Over Broadway

Beautiful picture book to use with biography and Thanksgiving via Wonder Teacher I have a book to share with you and I love it so much I can’t wait until the “proper season.” It’s called Balloons over Broadway, written and illustrated by the wonderful Melissa Sweet. The story is about Tony Sarg, the man who is the creative father of the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade. (This sort of puts it in a “Thanksgiving” category except not really because it’s just as much about creativity and puppetry and artistic problem-solving and general inspiration!) There are so many reasons to build some teaching time around this book! [Read more…]

Planning an Art Integrated Lesson Based on a Picture Book

Planning an Art Integrated Lesson Plan Based on a Picture Book In my previous post I shared some of my sources for creative teaching ideas!

Today I will get a little more in-depth and walk you through my thinking process to demonstrate how I start from an inspiration point and end up with a worthwhile, standards-based lesson plan.

Starting Point: [Read more…]

Source Ideas for Creative Lesson Planning

 

Source Ideas for Creative Lesson Planning Recently a teacher asked me, “Where do you get all your ideas?”

I had to ponder that question because there isn’t a simple answer. I get ideas everywhere!

Here is my Top 8 Inspiration List (not in rank order): [Read more…]

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