Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter Break!!!!

I hope that all of my students and their families enjoy your winter break.  Students of all grades can click on the links at the top of the page to find current extra credit opportunities.  In addition, all 7th grade students have winter break projects that are due the first day they return to class.  Detailed information on these projects can be found on the 7th grade page.  Students need to complete only one of the two projects.

The marking period will end on Friday, January 3.  After this, seventh grade students who currently have art class will be moving to music class for the remainder of the year.  Sixth and eighth grade students will remain in art class.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Projects and Parents

All classes are finishing up drawing projects.  New information and updated extra credit opportunities will be posted within the week.

Report cards will be distributed next week.  Most students have been working very hard and your parents will be pleased with your progress in art.

Parent - Teacher Conferences are Thursday, November 14.  Parents have two options: 1 - 3 pm and 5 - 7:30 pm.  I will be available in the art room, 312 to meet with parents, view student work, and discuss your student's progress.  I look forward to seeing you then.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

New Information and Extra Credit Options Posted on Grade Tabs!!!

     The first weeks of school are off to a GRREAT start!!!!  Click on the grade level tab at the top of the page to see the latest information about your new drawing project.  You can share the class Power Point presentation with your parents and explain to them what you are learning in art.
     There are also three extra credit opportunities for each lesson.  You may choose the one you like best or do all three!!!!  Extra credit for each project must be completed and submitted by the end of the project.  New opportunites will be posted when we begin new lessons!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Welcome back!!!

Welcome back!!!!  I hope you had a relaxing and refreshing summer. I am excited to begin the 2013-14 school year as the new 6 - 8 visual arts teacher at PS /MS 194 in the Bronx.  I hope you find this website both helpful and interesting. 

You may want to begin by clicking the Resources tab at the top of the page.  Explore another art teacher's blog or visit a museum site using the links I have provided.  Write down the website you chose to explore and bring it in to class and I will give you extra credit!!! You may also copy the link and email it to me at ewine@schools.nyc.gov!!!  Have fun exploring!!!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

New for 5th Grade

New projects have been posted for fifth grade.  All classes will be completing the graphic design project and learning how to create a logo.  Select classes will be participating in the African Mask sculpture project.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Still Under Construction

This ePortfolio is still under construction, but it is ready to be seen!!

The Resources Page has lots of different links.  There are ideas for a variety of lessons and projects. Museum links are coming soon.  Check out the information from one of the New York City museums and know what to expect before you go.

In addition, there is a link for each grade level.  Information on current projects is available.  Find our what we are doing at school and what you can do at home to enrich student learning.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Welcome to Ms. Wine's visual arts blog.  I am an art educator currently teaching in New York City.  I currently teach students in grades 3 - 5 at a public school in the Bronx.  This is quite a change from my great home state of West Virginia.  I am a proud graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in Art Education.  I also hold an MAEd from East Carolina University in Health Education. 

I am interested in all things related to education.  I love history (Thank you Dad!) and reading. (Mom is a retired English teacher.)  I believe that we should never stop learning.  I have loved art since I was a child and learn something new about how to teach art to children every day...having a creative five year old at home helps!!  I believe we must cultivate the whole child and person: mind, body, and soul.  Art is a wonderful tool through which to do this.  In addition, I feel very strongly that we need to teach civic responsibility and leadership education through co-curricular activities such as student government in our schools.

I am currently enrolled in a graduate class that focuses on the use of technology in the classroom.  The world of education is quickly evolving.  We live in a digitial age where our students are able to get information at the touch of the screen.  Our education methods and techniques must quickly evolve if we are to prepare our students to be successful citizens of the 21st century.  The reflections tab at the top of the page will share my insights regarding technology.

Outside of the classroom my hobbies include scrapbooking and college athletics.  Go Mountaineers!!!