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Joelle Meijer
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I create craft projects that make learning more effective and fun.
 
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A visual arts project that makes stained glass effects for Christmas using tissue paper. Comes with 5 patterns: Ornament, Christmas Tree, Star, Stocking and Holly. Inexpensive and easy to prepare, but the results are impressive. See also these
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A fun and easy craft that you can do at Halloween or as part of a pirate themed activity. The document contains patterns for the hat and templates for the skull and crossbones design.
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This is not just another painting project! This project combines wax crayons, watercolor and glitter glue to achieve a unique look. A great activity to do after reading the book The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.
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Get beautiful paper stained glass effects with tissue paper and glue. Pattern included. Amazing results!
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Threading the yarn through the holes is an excellent exercise for developing fine motor skills. This easy-to-prepare craft makes a beautiful Christmas decoration. Patterns are included in the document.
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This Advent Calendar (or Caring Calendar) is an easy Christmas craft that children will love to make. And it's a writing exercise at the same time! See also my other advent calendar, that comes with a lot of sample drawings
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This is an easy craft activity for young kids. Robots are always very popular, and the kids can really use their creativity when decorating their robot puppet. The document contains patterns that can be printed directly onto cardstock paper.
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Who would have thought of making a Christmas ball from paper bowls? Why not? They are inexpensive, don't break, and offer plenty of room for everyone to fully express their creativity. There is no limit to the ways in which the ornaments can be
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Cuboids come to life in this fun activity where the students create a robot from a rectangular prism and a cube. Concepts like the formula for the surface area of a cuboid are a lot easier to understand once you have build one yourself. The 8-page
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Three different ways to make a Peace Dove. This is great activity for Peace Day but it can also be used to illustrate the story of Noah's Ark. Includes illustrated step-by-step instructions and patterns for each model. Bonus: a poster with space
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A potato printing project inspired by Eric Carle's book the Very Hungry Caterpillar. This is an arts activity the kids will simply adore! Eric Carle used collage techniques, but you can achieve a similar effect using simple potatoes.
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This project combines a writing exercise with an arts project. As with my other Advent Calendar, the goal is to have children write down or draw pictures of activities that they will do to help their parents; one for each day in December until
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Poppies are a powerful symbol at Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Remembrance Day and other events honoring the sacrifices of soldiers. Although this symbol originated on the battlefields of Flanders during the First World War, it now represents all
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A nice stained glass effect can be achieved using pastel shades of tissue paper. This is a fun hands-on activity that kids will love. The document includes sample patterns.
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Want to try something different for Mother's Day? This egg carton flower is easy to explain. Each child can add a personal touch and all the flowers will be unique. The 6-page document contains the list of materials, illustrated instructions and
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Step by step instructions show you how to make a hot air balloon from tissue paper and how to make your balloon fly. This is a hot air balloon that you can really make with children and if you have a wide open space, you can really make it
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This wreath of poppies is a great team project that you can do with an entire class. Each student makes one poppy and one leaf, and when you put them altogether you get a beautiful wreath.
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Making an earth model using paper plates is a great way to illustrate a Geography lessson. It is also a fantastic Earth Day activity. The document includes suggestions and links related to Earth Day.
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This is an easy craft for young kids. There are many stories that feature frogs, so this is a great activity for a puppet play. The document contains 4 pages of patterns that can be printed directly onto card-stock paper.
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Visual arts are a great way to introduce or illustrate just about any topic in school. When you have to represent a whale using some Bristol paper and paint, you are naturally motivated to learn what they look like. And from there, curiosity will
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 14 years of teaching experience. I have taught Science and Geography in middle / high school. I have also taught grade 5 for many years and I have been in charge of computer education for grades K-8. I like to integrate 3-D visual art projects in my teaching because it helps kids with different learning styles; they understand better because abstract concepts become more concrete.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to integrate 3-D visual art projects in my teaching because it helps kids with different learning styles; they understand better because abstract concepts become more concrete.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

"Artist" award in my school, for my involvement in extracurricular activities throughout the school.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Teacher's Diploma (Brussels, Belgium). Computers in Education (University of Ottawa, Canada). Multimedia Technology (Cité collégiale, Ottawa, Canada).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Author of three books with 3-D art projects.

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