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New Cottages

As we make our way into a new quarter we are moving into a new cottage. Please review the lessons in your new cottage. I have already been asked to add in a couple new lessons, change some lessons, and to unlock a lesson that was still set on "private". Thank you! Thank you! I love to hear from our volunteers, I want to make this program great and the more suggestions I get the better it is. We are still missing our yellow tempera paint, please check the classrooms!

I am in need of help with lessons for 4th grade Arizona Highways.
If you know anything about Arizona history I would love to hear from you!
Any time you spend helping me with this counts towards your volunteer hours.

Art Masterpiece Meeting

Our first meeting for the art masterpiece program will be on

August 20, 2012
 at 5pm
in the building 1 Science Lab

Please be there if at all possible, even if you have taught art masterpiece in the past, there are many changes this year! It is best to leave your children at home but if you must bring them in order to come please do. There will be a table with activities to keep any kiddos that must come occupied.

Hello Volunteers!

I am so excited to start out the new school year on the right foot. I have already had many parents ask how they can volunteer and I have teachers anxious to get started with the art masterpiece program in their classrooms. Most of the supplies are currently available in the cabinet, the rest of the supplies should be available in the next few weeks.

We have made some changes to the art masterpiece program this year, I believe it will make life easier for all of our volunteers. Some of you may have noticed there are no longer folders in the art masterpiece cabinet. All lesson plans are now available on this site. Supplies for these lessons are available in the art masterpiece cabinets in the copy room. You should be using the lessons from the site, not coming up with your own. I plan on adding more lessons over time, including those from the folders. If you have suggestions for lessons that should be added I would love to hear them. Once new lessons are added to the site I will make …

Welcome Back Teachers!

I am so excited to get things going on our art masterpiece program this year! There have been many changes but I think they will be an improvement.

-Obviously the biggest change is no more folders!! Yay! All lessons are now on our new art masterpiece site. This will save on paper and time. It also gives us a little more control as to what the volunteers are teaching in the classroom. You may allow the volunteer to choose the lesson on their own or you can easily look at the lessons yourself and pick which lesson you would like your volunteer do. I hope this will make it easier for the volunteers to access and prepare lessons as well as allowing the teachers to be involved.
-You may also notice throughout the year that the artists and projects match the cottages. At this point there should be atleast three artists/lessons in each cottage. They are labeled with a topic to make it easy to choose which lesson should be done. Over time I will add more lessons. Eventually I would like to h…

Can't find it?

I am currently working on creating our site for next year. Some things in the kindergarten section have moved. If you can't find what you need please let me know and I'll find it for you. I'm looking forward to having everything available online next year! If you have any folders or supplies please return them to the cabinet before the end of the year. We will be needing them to type up lesson plans over the summer.

Have a great rest of the school year and a fun summer!

Welcome Kindergarten Volunteers!

I am so excited for you to start using our new art masterpiece site! So far I only have kindergaten ready but I plan on having it up and running next year for all the art masterpiece volunteers to use. I believe that this will make things so much easier for everyone. There is a link to a biography and artwork for each artist as well as atleast one lesson plan. All lesson plans are done in the same format and should be easy to understand. If you come across any problems with the site, links that are no longer working or unfinished lesson plans please let me know so I can fix them. This is still a work in progress but I think it will be a big step up from the folders.

Thanks for all of your help this year!