Sunday, August 19, 2012

Starting Over

I have decided that, along with a new school year, I am going to attempt to regularly post at least once a week.  But I'm going to start fresh and do it on a new blog:

This blog will remain as a reference and record of my previous years teaching art.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's Aliiiiive!

Busy, busy, busy!  Way back when I last blogged (it seems like forever, not just a month or so) I was actually caught up with my work whatever that means.  But I was wrong.  Or rather, I'm back to being bogged down.  I'm up to my eyeballs in art; I don't think I've seen the original surface of my desk in weeks.  On the bright side, my darlings are making some pretty fantastic artwork.  Now if only I could get it all on ArtSonia...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sketchbook Lesson Part II

Oh short week, how you mess me up.  I spent half the day going to the wrong places because my subconscious kept insisting it was only Tuesday.

Okay, so sketchbooks.  I implemented some of those changes I talked about in yesterday's post. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lesson: Sketchbooks

Boy oh boy, what an adventure! I don't feel very adventurous anymore.

As I blogged last week, Other Art Teacher and I taught a lesson on sketching today.  I really need to be a reflective teacher, so here I go.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sketchbooks, Sketchbooks Everywhere

Whew!  Two weeks of school done with...waaaay more to go.  I wanted to blog before now, but it's been super busy these last few weeks.  I am so ready for Labor Day weekend!

I've got a full load of 1st and 2nd graders this year (Other Art Teacher traded me some of her 1st grade classes), nearly as many 3rd graders and one 4th grade class, as per usual. (I'm sure they'll love being the only 4th graders--more stuff for them in centers.)  They're all pretty good classes so far, and my most troublesome is--thankfully--not troublesome in terms of misbehavior so much as being loud, excited, and bright.  They tucker me out, but it'll be a fun class all the same.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back to the Grind

Well, this is it.  Tomorrow is the first day of school, and I'm running towards it full tilt boogie.

The last week and a half has been a whirlwind  of classroom prep.  I found out at the end of last term that I was going to be moving classrooms again and that I would be moving into the music teacher's room, as it has a sink.  Okay.  Student Minions, move my stuff!

The only problem?  The music teacher was out for knee surgery and had no idea.  Fast forward to now.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

End of Year Art Show

Finally sitting down to post this (I'm slow, but that's no surprise).  I was going to have pictures, too, but those are on a computer 6 hours away, silly me.  It'll be at least 3 weeks, but I'll try to get the pictures up when I get home.

This year, Other Art Teacher and I decided to do a special 4th grade end of year show as the kiddos will be leaving us for the middle school next year.  In the end, it became not only an art show but a fundraiser for our art program.  This is how we set things up: