Be looking for your invite in our Tuesday blue folders. :) I look forward to seeing you April 6th for an awesome celebration of all the Arts areas in our school.
Support our young, reading artists by helping us stock our classroom library with awesome kids books about many present and past artists such as Bansky, Faith Ringgold, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and many more!!!https://www.donorschoose.org/project/the-bare-shelves-project-building-our-a/2487818/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=project_submitted&rf=email-system-2017-03-project_submitted&utm_swu=2457
All of these wonderful sculptures have been fired in our kiln and are now being glazed. I can't wait to see how these colors pop after being fired one last time.
First graders are learning how artists can be inspired by so many things, even stories. We read Daniel Pinkwater's "The Big Orange Splot". Afterwards students imagined the main character talking to them about their dreams and how their homes could look like their dreams. The collages you see are the work of artists who did NOT use pencils (only scissors, paper, and glue) and collaged unique homes their look like their dreams. :)
Partners In Education recently awarded a Spring Cycle PIE Grant to Leah Yurk, Art Teacher at Oaks Road Elementary with Craven County Schools. The $885.77 grant, “Coastal, Piedmont, and Mountains! Oh, My! – A Regional Adventure in Printmaking,” funds a project where students will create prints of North Carolina regional landscapes using foam printing blocks. They will learn about the printing press process as well as how artists visually represent a region’s landscape. Pictured at the check presentation is Ms. Yurk with her class. Congratulations to Ms. Yurk and her class!
I am so blessed to work in my county. They have a program in place that supports new teachers by pairing them with a mentor as well as allowing them to earn incentive points through professional tasks that can be turned in for purchase of classroom supplies. What a blessing!! Especially on the days when your classroom budget is spent, you're about to start a new clay project and need plastic zip baggies, and you're out of paper clips to organize each class's work. I'm so grateful for a county to invests so much into their young teachers!
.... and yes, that's my cat. Simba seems to always find his way into photos.