Her face was the perfect visual description of how I felt about starting school.This was the day of “Meet the Teacher”
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my job, but I LoOoOoVE being with my babies. The end of summer is a hard transition! But its also exciting and NEW and FUN!!
Is it any coincidence that they were the first kids to find the art station??
Needless to say, they were in much brighter spirits at 6:00am the next morning for the first day of school! They both love their teachers!
Here is my classroom! Finally decorated! I used the circle paintings as wallpaper for more color! We are doing the rainbow self-portrait mural for the first week project. I haven't done it in a few years and thought I would bring it back. The mural will be a vibrant colorful display to get the kids excited about art!
Here are a few different hairstyles we went over for the self portraits
My theme for the year is BE INSPIRED!!!
I was inspired by this Vermeer painting to create this wall display. We are the BCE “BISON.” It made for some good conversation about where people get their ideas for art and how I want to base my curriculum around the things that inspire them! The little ones loved fining “whats the same/different about the two artworks!
This box is my new “Good Behavior” positive incentive for Art. Kids get a ticket for following our class agreements and put it in the box for a chance to win the drawing. I will draw one kid from each grade (every two weeks or so..) to get their picture on the wall as a “Featured Artist” and have their favorite piece of art displayed in the “BCE Smartest Artists Gallery” on the wall outside my door! So far so good!!
After nine years of teaching I have tried so many different incentives and the best ones end up being the ones that are the lowest maintenance for me. This doesn’t exactly fall into that category, but I think it will be fun!!
We can’t hang anything from the ceiling, so I laminated the table color signs and just taped them to each table
I hope everyone has a blessed first week back! I love reading all of your blogs with new ideas and seeing into your classrooms for ideas and inspiration!!! ~Natalie~