Thursday, January 24, 2013

We raised $861 in one week!

I have a goal to have a spring art show where all of my students grades k-12 have at least on framed artwork.  I held my first elementary fundraiser this week and we raised $861!! 

 I taped a snowman to the outside of each classroom door.  My 7th grade helped make them and 3rd grade cut them out.  
I cut out hundreds of snowflakes and passed them out to the classroom teachers.  

 Each morning students would give dollars to their teachers, for every dollar they received one snowflake.  All purchased snowflakes were taped on the classroom doors.  The classroom door with the most snowflakes won breakfast served by me.  They must think that I am a great cook because the competition was very close!  Actually so close it was a tie for first!  Next week will be the high school fundraiser, I hope they do as well as the elementary kidos!  

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Gearing up for another mural.

Here is our collection of bottle caps.
 We are still collecting in this bucket outside of my classroom.

 The adhesive is purchased, 34 tubes to be exact.

 The original sketch.
The final drawing colored according to what colors we have the most of.  

The boards have been primed and are ready for me to sketch out the mural.  It should be ready to go in about a week.  Wish me luck!  

Room with a view...

 One day while waiting for my class to show up I looked out my window and this is what I see.  I felt a little like an animal at the zoo. :)

I had a little time and painted my window, it helps block the view just a bit and the kids love it.  I found this saying on a blog a few years ago, but never had a place to put it until now. 

Goodbye Picasso. Hello Wyatt.

This 5th grade student brought in a painting that he did on his own for boy scouts.  He was SO proud and I was So impressed that I hung it in my classroom and named him "Artist of the Week".  

Friday, January 18, 2013

So many things, so little time...

The past three weeks have been a whirlwind at school and at home.  I just ended my second nine weeks which included finalizing projects before their due dates, exams, grades, preparing for the third nine weeks projects (ceramics), all high school students received iPads (try to include these in my projects), beginning the elementary fundraiser for frames for our art show, beginning 96 square foot bottle cap mural with all K - 5 students.  All of this while my husband and I are going through the adoption process filling out mounds of paperwork.  One of my high school students told me today that I need to stop doing so many things and relax.  Ha!  There's no time for that now!