Welcome, welcome, welcome! This year is going to be so exciting! This is my third year teaching but my very first classroom so I have been working diligently all summer to make things prettified and organized. Have you ever heard of a "God thing?" That is what this whole adventure has been about. My friend at church mentioned that the art teacher at her school was leaving this year. It took about 3 times of her mentioning it to me before I wrote the principal and the art teacher to ask if I could come and observe the school and the classroom, just to see how they did things and meet the kids. I came, I saw, and I fell in love. I fell in love with the kids, the school, and the family atmosphere and so I prayed, "If this is your will, let me be here." And it happened! Sometimes our plans for the future is not what God has in store, right? But he knows our hearts and where we are supposed to be, we just have to trust..it's called: Faith.
I teach 5th and 6th grade and I see 15 homerooms twice a week. The schedule is never the same- day by day, but always the same for that particular day. Confused? Don't be, I made a system that helps me figure it out every morning that I walk through the door:
After we go over the set of rules, syllabus, and the upcoming Creative Community Outreach flyer: we get to the fun stuff! LET'S MAKE SOME ART!
I would say That's all Folks, but there is an important detail that I absolutely cannot leave without giving a shout-out to- and that is the wonderful SVCA or Sweetwater Valley Citizens for the Arts: www.sweetwaterartscelebration.com/about.html
This group has donated well over $500 of art supplies to our art program, purchasing:
Because of this group our beautiful BIS students have a fantastic start and advantage to begin creating works of art that spark discussion, promote teamwork and creativity, and most of all- increase self-efficacy and confidence in our little learners.
This is going to be an exciting and productive year and I am happy to be here with you!