When I was only five years old, I knew I loved art. Art made me happy, gave me confidence, and filled my heart. When this wonderful story from an elementary school teacher from Texas came to my in-box, I began reflecting on my own childhood and how primary school art teachers inspired me. Of course I was tickled when Rhonda told me that I inspired her students.
I love my job.
Future Fine Artists
Rhonda and I stayed in touch as she had a project in mind for the kids that involved me, my artwork, and the Curious Bird Art. I told Rhonda that I’d love to share her story on my blog and she said that the kids were just over the moon excited!!
Who’s Who: A Study of Biography is a unit to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for second graders. Who’s Who is an English language arts and social studies unit that allows students to explore and gain knowledge about famous people and how they use their gifts and talents.Who’s Who also has interdisciplinary connections to mathematics and science. For example, students will discuss attributes of famous people by category, allowing them to use patterns to describe relationships and make predictions, as described in the Mathematics TEKS. They will also use information and critical thinking to make decisions, as described in the Science TEKS. The following document includes the applicable TEKS and the details of the Who’s Who unit. The final section of this document presents the applicable Texas College and Career Readiness Standards adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) on January 24, 2008.