My students need 200 sketchbooks for the 6th-7th grade, printmaking and sculpture supplies (K-8), painting materials for K-2nd grade, 30 subscriptions to Scholastic Art magazine, and art assessment game/tools for all. Imagine an elementary school without an art class. For me, it feels devoid of creative growth and guidance. My school has not had art for approximately the last 15 years. I will be my students…
I will be at a different school next year that has not had art in 15ish years. That means no art supplies from previous teachers, b/c there were none. My students and I need your help. Any bit is appreciated. Please follow the link for more information and please share! Pretty please!
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Made crayons from crayons. Prizes for positive behavior.
Super easy to make. Preheat oven to 250-275. Break crayons into small pieces. Put in silicone candy molds (the kind you can bake with). Put molds on baking sheet (a must!). Bake for 15-19 minutes. Once out, you can use a toothpick to swirl the colors a little, but be warned- the melty side you see you you take them out of the oven doesn’t look much like the other side! Some of them I thought were going to be all brown or grey, but they thankfully were not. Finally, let crayons cool completely. Pop em out. The end.
I introduced Molas today with my first graders. Even though it was super chaotic, since my class sizes are double what they were last year, it was great to see that students really grasped the concept of symmetry and complementary colors.
everyone is posting there back to school posts and photos and i’m still at home searching for a job. i’m crushed. i feel so lost without my art room. i should be at school reorganizing the tables, and cleaning the art bins.
this is the first year ever that i have not returned to school- besides when i was an infant/toddler, that is before i started going to school. i have always been in the routine of returning to school after summer. and now, i very well might not be. most of my identity is wrapped up in school, in teaching- in my art room. being an art teacher is all i ever wanted to be, and now what- I have to give it up for a year? maybe more? who knows?? this sucks. plain and simple sucks. nine years of teaching. undergrad and grad degree going to waste right now. i belong in the classroom. i am great at what i do. i love what i do. it’s not just a job for me. it’s more than that.
so as everybody posts their back to school shots i feel the anxiety stir in my chest. what grand reason am i being held back a year? is there a plan here? people keep saying it will get better, but when?
i can make a lot of great things happen for wherever i end up. i hope they see that in me. i hope i can convey that. i can do a lot for them. and wherever it is, i assume it is meant to be. i just hope it is sooner than later.