Curriculum Workbook Bonus


You asked and now you have it: an 8-period weekly planner for your DSS Curriculum Workbook! Many workbook users asked if I could alter a few things in my curriculum workbook: extra periods and extra grade levels. 8-Period Planner Creating an extra worksheet planner was easy even though it took me FOREVER to do it. But here it is and it’s completely free. To get it, all you have to … Read More →

Art Posters from DSS


  I’ve been admiring the most amazing art room photos on the Art Teacher’s Facebook Group I belong to. I love seeing how art teachers utilize the space they have for art instruction. My space is dismal by comparison. It’s not an art room but a classroom converted for art two days a week. That’s a bit of an excuse because even if I was given an amazing art space, … Read More →

Art-Inspired Pinterest Boards to Follow


I love taking a few moments here and there to dip into the deep pool of creativity that is available to us on Pinterest.  Occasionally, I’ll devote some time to discovering new pinners instead of staying within my feed. It’s so worth the effort! Here are a few pinners and boards that I love to follow: ARTFUL KIDS is an online store in the UK that features artsy-inspired toys and art for kids.This … Read More →

Prepping for Your First Art Class with Kinders (yikes!)


I received a question from a reader yesterday asking for advice. She teaches upper elementary and middle school but now will welcome Kinders into art class for an hour each week. Not feeling very comfortable with potential squirminess, she wondered how she might schedule or organize the class so that everything goes smoothly. First of all, this reader must know how much I love my Kinder classes. Everything about 5 year-olds is really endearing … Read More →



About Patty

Welcome to DSS. I'm an art teacher to 400 elementary kids in Goleta, California. This is where you will find a library of art lessons, handy PDF lesson plans and resources to make teaching art to kids a whole lot easier.
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