This past week I started teaching the upper grades and had all new teachers and students. It's been awhile since I've worked with the older kids so that was new too. It's always tough the first day with a new class, especially when I'm "art on a cart" and don't have my own room. I'm happy to say that everything went well and I enjoyed working with all the classes. I love the younger kids because they are so darn cute and I get lots of hugs but it's nice to work with the older kids because we can take the art work to another level. These kids don't get enough art and they really love it. They got so involved with their projects that they didn't want to stop....so we didn't. At least we didn't stop on time and the teachers were more than okay with that. I have extra time between classes now so I have more flexibility. It's refreshing to be at a school that appreciates and supports the arts. At some of the schools where I worked it felt more like it was just tolerated.
A Sampling of the projects from this week:
|The fourth graders worked on Op art designs|
|Fifth grade animal drawings for the Calabash Cat project|
The third graders finished working on their Picasso/Matisse paintings
The First/Second grade class finished their Georgia O'Keefe inspired watercolors. They are SO beautiful!