Here, in the art room, at Frankstown we MAKE things.  Each and every student works for 40 minutes weekly on making: decisions, constructions, plans, and projects.  I present the art projects as "Problems to be solved".  In math there is definitely only one right answer, but in Art many solutions can be reached when using different imaginations.  My challenge to the kids is to follow the directions, use the materials provided, and finish in the allotted time.  This is how a MASTERPIECE is made, and why our museums are full.  IDEAS,  IDEAS, IDEAS, the possibilities are endless.  Art Leaves No Child Left Behind.  Upcoming challenges of the 21st century requires today's students to develop skills in creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.  In order to reach their full potential and grow into self-motivated learners, I try to nuture my student's natural curiosity and explorative spirit.   

    Our Frankstown Gallery is located above the office doors.  Look for our masterpieces there and on the bulletin boards and showcases the next time you come to Frankstown.
    Teach students to be constructive problem solvers. Informed, self- aware citizens who have the instict to question.
    Alice Stone Ilehman 
     We could learn alot from crayons
    some people are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to learn to live in the same box.
       To teach problem solving skills, spontaneous thinking,
    and creativity,
     stART with Art.
                Mrs. McConnell
    Children are like stained glass
    windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within.     
    On Education
    "What Sculture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul."
                 Joseph Addison            
    The greatest waste of our natural resources is the number of people who never achieve their potential
    Thoughts are Things
    All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
    Napolean Hill 
    The  Most  Important  Traits  of  a Highly  Successful  Person
    They are extraordinarily creative.  They go around asking, "Why not?"  They see new combinations, new possibilities, new opportunities and challenges where others see problems or limitations.  They wake up in the middle of the night yelling, "I got it."  They ask for advice, try things out, consult experts and amateurs, always looking for a better, faster, cheaper solution. Successful people CREATE.  With these great thoughts in mind, finally I  finish with this...
     "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy: they are the charming
    gardeners who make our souls blossom."
    Art Teacher
    Mrs. McConnell