Weekend Warriors: Open House and More

I am so excited to share that I am one of the newest members of the Weekend Warriors, a group of bloggers that come together at the end of each month to bring you thematic tips, tricks, and ideas.  These ladies are amazing and I am humbled that they have asked me to be a part of this group.

We don't hold an Open House at my school site in the spring.
However, each year we hold a school wide 

Art Show!

The timing of the Art Show varies from year to year but it is typically in the spring.  Each year, students are asked to bring in a piece of art to submit for the show.  Student artwork can be of any medium: watercolor, oil pastel, collage, mixed media, colored pencil, charcoal, photography, fiber arts, crayon, mobiles, tempera, ceramic, sculpture, recycled art, digital media, etc.  The piece can be something the student made in the past, in school, at home, an art class, or something new.  The important part is that the artwork is student selected and student created.  

Our gym is then transformed into an amazing art gallery!  

Here are a few of the fantastic submissions from this year...

There are also classroom art projects submitted to the show...

Third Grade (our mascot is a dragon)

Second grade

(this one is my daughter!)

We decided as a class to submit our Eric Carle inspired insects!

I posted a little more about this project here.

Do you have a school wide event or open house?
Link up and share!

Hop on over to each of these blogs to check out their ideas for 

Open House and More!


  1. I love the idea of a school wide art show! How cool! Welcome to WW and thanks for linking up and sharing your ideas! -Jaime

  2. What a fun night! Kid art is so amazing! The talent they have is always endearing and inspiring. We are so glad you've joined us and shared your great ideas!!

    Primarily Speaking

  3. How cool is that? I'm sure kids LOVE seeing their art work on display! That hippo is ridiculously cute (and I can't believe a kid made it!) Your daughter's silhouette is amazing...as are your Eric Carle insects :)

    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

  4. Holy creativity Andrea! Your students have so much talent! Those are the cutest insects ever! I love the idea of an art show. I've been thinking about making those sweet silouettes some year for Mother's Day but open house is a super idea too. I am so happy you have joined the WW!

    Creative Lesson Cafe

  5. I love this school wide art show! I wish all schools would do that! Those insects are adorable!


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