Friday, May 27, 2016

Goodbye for now!

     What a year!  It was my first full year teaching while having a baby at home.  We have all new administration this year.  And, we've started the process of integrating the ARTS into classrooms as we become a STEAM school!  How cool is that?  The students have remained my steady rocks and are continually why I come back to this job each August with such joy and anticipation.  I'm really overwhelmed by the love, I hope, my students have for me and the love, I know, I have for each of them.

     This summer,  I'm going back to teaching art camp at a super cool place called Out of the Box Studio - but only for two weeks.  We're taking a few trips (including Luke's first plane ride).  But what I'm most excited about is nurturing my own little artist and spending quality time with him, as well as my husband and parents.


     As a parting gift, please take the time to treat yourself to 12 minutes of importance.  It's just 12 minutes, but I think you'll be changed.  Click Here

     I wish many blessings upon each of you and I look forward to talking to you again in August!


Fourth Grade stitching

I think this is a cool project.  Both boys and girls really flourish with this project and most of them are really hesitant in the beginning.  Because of the end-of-the-year shenanigans, some classes spent four weeks on this and some only spent two.  I adapted by making the burlap loom larger with some classes and those classes also had more stipulations (must be symmetrical, certain amount of shapes ...) while some classes had much smaller looms and could choose to do a design or a letter.  Overall, I know the students enjoyed it and I think they look pretty good!






 












 










We'll end with Mario...how amazing!