Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Cuties

These Christmas cuties brought lots of cheer to the Computer Lab today!

Mrs. Jones' 5K class is comfy in their pjs!

Harrison drew a great space picture!

Mrs. Thomas' 5K students' funny faces are sure to make you smile!

Isn't this Rudolph that Mary drew awesome?
This sweetie sure knows how to use lots of Kidpix tools!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Trees and Computers

December 1st immediately brings thoughts of Christmas to most kiddos, and  our PDS students are no exception! Therefore, I always try to plan some of my lessons to capitalize on their excitement. Today our kindergartners had such fun "coloring" these Christmas trees! Little did they know they were also getting lots of practice manipulating the mouse and utilizing drop down menus!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Candy Corn Confections

A couple of weeks ago our fifth and sixth graders started some pretty sweet projects.....LITERALLY!  Candy corn  is in abundance this time of year, so it provided the perfect inspiration for the fifth graders.....


Coming soon: Sixth Grade Projects


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Name Game

Our PDS fifth and sixth graders had fun making up Name Poems about themselves, while practicing their Microsoft Word skills. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sweet Treats

What kid doesn't love candy, right? So this project has built in motivation. Students in several grades are working on projects based on some kind of candy, and once the projects are completed ...well....of course, the kids will just HAVE to eat the candy they drew, painted, etc.

I can hardly wait to share photos of their artwork!

Thanks to and for sharing their super ideas with the rest of us art teachers!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Meet the Artists...

                          Row 1: Hailey, John Carley, Elliot, Janna  
                          Row 2: Paxton, Thomas, Jaia, Brayden
                          Row 3: Amelia, Avery, Halyn, McKenzie  
                          Row 4:Nevin,  Hall, Macy, Suzannah

PDS Meets Picasso

The first srtist we are studying about this year is Pablo Picasso. We've viewed and discussed examples of his work, and read a few books about him, too. What an inspiration this great artist has been for our class projects! Here's a look at a few from some of our second graders.  



Sunday, September 18, 2016

Smiles All Around

Learning keyboarding skills, how to manipulate a mouse, or practicing math facts.....there's always something to smile about in the Computer Lab!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Eagles' Flight Fun

One of the experiences offered at Eagles' Flight auction earlier this year was a pottery workshop with yours truly. Hudson and I had SO much fun making these beautiful keepsakes! He learned many new techniques, and now has lots of treasures to share. Thanks to Hudson's family for supporting PDS and letting me be a part of the fun!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Shameless Show-Off

OK, I admit it! Today I'm being a shameless show-off! Now that the kiddos have had the first look, I absolutely can't wait any longer to unveil the beautiful new building at PDS to the rest of the world. I still can't believe I GET to work here! What a blessing!!!!!

 First, here's a glimpse of our spacious new (and updated) Computer Lab....

Just down the hall....this art teacher's dream room...

Needless to say my students and I are BEYOND excited!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Oh, Happy Day!

 What a joy it was to finally share the new building with some of our students today! Their beautiful smiles and the sweet sounds of their excited voices made my day, for sure! I'll bet it will yours, too.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New Year....New Rooms!

Tomorrow marks the first day of a brand new school year! Yay! AND the first in our new building! I can hardly wait for special classes to begin and to unveil our awesome new Computer Lab and fantastic new Art room! Until then, I'll be busy unpacking.... 


Tuesday, July 5, 2016



Shortly before school dismissed for the summer, construction began on our new addition...And future home to our Art and Computer classes! Boys and girls, you are in for a real treat! I can hardly wait for you to see (and use) our awesome new rooms! More pictures to come soon....

MAY 2016
MAY 2016
JUNE 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Thank you, Crosstie Arts Council, for awarding our school a mini-grant. Your generosity not only provided our Sixth grade with a fun and  rewarding art experience, but also with special mementos of  their years at PDS. THANKS SO MUCH!


Delta State to the Rescue!

Sooo, sometimes even with the best plans ....things the control unit on our kiln going out! In steps the DSU Art Dept. to the rescue! MANY THANKS  to Ky Johnston for his advice and assistance in getting the offending part shipped off for repair and to Ron Koehler for firing our 6th graders' last pottery projects for us!!!!!!! PDS (and Cleveland, for that matter!) is so blessed to have this wonderful university in our own backyard!




Didn't the kids do a fabulous job?

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sixth Grade Art Day

The Sixth graders were all smiles as they painted their end-of-the-year art projects!
Stay tuned for pictures of the completed projects...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Today was an especially exciting day in the PDS Computer Lab! The children were all smiles as they discovered the lab had been updated with new flat screen monitors!!!!! Yay! We owe a HUGE THANK YOU to EVERYONE involved in the Eagle's Flight Auction for making these wonderful improvements possible!

Friday, April 1, 2016

And the Winners Are....

Our Grandparents' Day/Spring Art Show was a huge success! The judges were very impressed with all of the children's work and had a daunting task, but at the end of the day they awarded 36 students ribbons. Today we honored these boys and girls in Chapel! Congratulation! 


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Just A Glimpse...

Here are a few pictures of some of our kids enjoying the Spring Exhibit! Not only did they love seeing their own artwork displayed, but they really liked seeing the kinds of projects the other classes did this year. I'm very proud of our students and how hard they have worked for me, but I was even more proud today when I heard them complimenting others on a job well done!

Monday, March 21, 2016

PDS Spring Art Exhibit

We'd love to share our Art with you!
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
March 22 through March 24
View anytime 8:00 - 4:00

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pint-sized Paper Sculptors

Our 4K classes have been learning that making art is more than just painting and drawing. We talked about the beautiful Sculpture Garden at DSU's BPAC across the street. (For a virtual tour go to  Then, we had lots of fun making sculptures of our own!

Mrs. McNeer's and Mrs. Galas' Class



Mrs. Holman's and Mrs. Hargett's Class


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Coming Soon...

March is right around the corner.....and so is our PDS Grandparents and Grandfriends Day! Part of the Celebration will be our annual Art Exhibit. Thanks to parents Candice F., Ann N., Amy M. Leigh Ann F., Lacy C. and Tracy D. for helping me get the children's artwork ready for the show. Check out a few of their masterpieces! Dates and times for the Exhibit will be posted soon.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

And God Created the Heavens and the Earth

Our Third graders had so much fun making mixed media Space collages!
We painted, cut, pasted and .....
even learned about light source and shadows.