I won't actually be able to get into my room until after the first day back (floor needs to be done).......
There goes my tradition of getting in the room the week before with my husband to set up the furniture.........
There goes any hope of being ready for Thursday when students come in to visit as they get their back to school packets (not quite completely healed and need to take my time).........
On a brighter note?? I'm at another school one day a week due to the number of students we have...... Which is where I will be on the first day back. Now I gotta tell you I thought for sure I would be on a cart for one day. Kind of got excited for all the stuff I could blog about working off a cart! But low and behold I will share that room with Music (one a day a week) and PE (the other 3 days).
Soooo as I started to think about how to plan out that room I thought about the things I do that work. Last year for the first time I used the Mona Lisa to have students focus in on my lessons.
here.) So I purchased a poster to use at the other school.
Seeing how well this worked made me think about what other concepts I could get out there to my students. And it occurred to me how important craftsmanship is. So I ended up making another poster, like this one, to use at the other school.
Firehouse Publishing. Click on the name to see their great selection of posters and books.
It's also nice to know that I inspire as well. I found this on Facebook last year when art teachers were showing off their rooms!
Sooooo getting back to the concept of craftsmanship I developed a work sheet to use with students at the beginning of the year.You can find it and print it out from my page of Resources, see the tab above.
Perhaps you'll could give me some feedback on this? Please and Thank you!
I'm excited to be returning, a little nervous since I'm still healing........ but seriously looking forward to it! I have some new lessons to try and some old lessons that I plan to update. You will read about them here, I promise!
AND the best part- my grandson will be with me again, as he returns to enter 1st grade!!
Thanks for reading and enjoy what's left of your summer!