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Thursday, September 1, 2011

And so It Begins...

Well, my room is just about ready. It is always a work in progress as I move through the school year, but it is ready for students next Tuesday.

This year I was inspired by all the great art blogs I follow. They all had so many great posters and displays. So I set about creating my own.

I found the best set of simple rules ever, thanks to,
http://teachkidsart.blogspot.com/2011/08/rules-to-live-by-both-in-and-out-of-art.html


I then set about creating an information wall for my students to use throughout the year. I'm pleased with the way it turned out.








Also, I am working on lessons about Van Gogh for my middle school classes. I'm working on setting up an area dedicated to artists we study.

This year I hung spirals of paper over each table. The students will be sitting at either the red, yellow, or blue table! I'm pleased with what I see so far! It's exciting to be back getting ready for a new year. Our school has had about 40 new students enter the school this year through all grades, K - 8. I'm looking forward to meeting them! It's always fun to meet new people, especially art students.

I also bought some new books to develop an art-themed library in my room. I have a whole dream list of books, but here are some picture books and drawing books I will be beginning my collection with this year.





I know many teachers have already started and I hope they have had a great start to their year. Good luck to all the teachers, students, and parents out there starting school soon! Have a wonderful year!

2 comments:

  1. Your room looks beautiful and well organized.
    I like all your displays.

    Have a great year full of creativity and new discoveries.

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  2. I want to follow your blog, but blogger is not cooperating lately. It won't let me follow anyone. I'm going to add your blog to my blogroll and will come back later to join (when I get this figured out). I love the collage project you have posted below!
    Barb

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