The Post Grad Point 6

The triumphs and struggles of a first year elementary art teacher. All .6 of it.

kaatiyeh:

teachertoolbox:

drawnblog:

Deadlines (by KreativMagazin) illustrates how innovation and creativity need time.

Creativity needs time! 

 this is fantastic!

I’ll be doing this with a few of my grades next week in hopes that it’ll get them to slowwwwwww downnnnnnnn

— 1 year ago with 1373 notes
CONSOLIDATING!!!
I was very very overwhelmed with the amount of markers, crayons, oil pastels, chalk, and colored pencils I had in my room. They were all separated into small containers and put in a box and on a shelf. So they took up a ton of room.
I personally find it much easier to store these things in large boxes and when needed put them in smaller hand out containers.
With the older students I put the large containers out and have my materials table act as a buffet kind of serve yourself area. It’s been working out well.
Not to mention all of those Crayola boxes will put to use for sculpture projects later in the year!

CONSOLIDATING!!!

I was very very overwhelmed with the amount of markers, crayons, oil pastels, chalk, and colored pencils I had in my room. They were all separated into small containers and put in a box and on a shelf. So they took up a ton of room.

I personally find it much easier to store these things in large boxes and when needed put them in smaller hand out containers.

With the older students I put the large containers out and have my materials table act as a buffet kind of serve yourself area. It’s been working out well.

Not to mention all of those Crayola boxes will put to use for sculpture projects later in the year!

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#art ed  #education  #classroom  #organization 
Before school started I had the exciting/overwhelming experience of organizing my classroom.
One thing I found to be very useful was this shoe organizer that I found at Ocean State Job Lot for $6.
Paintbrush storage was an issue for me at my student teaching location and at a long term subbing gig I did. They were always in a lot of containers all over the sink counter or on shelves. This was a simple and cheap solution. Now the paint brushes are out of sight until they’re needed!

Before school started I had the exciting/overwhelming experience of organizing my classroom.

One thing I found to be very useful was this shoe organizer that I found at Ocean State Job Lot for $6.

Paintbrush storage was an issue for me at my student teaching location and at a long term subbing gig I did. They were always in a lot of containers all over the sink counter or on shelves. This was a simple and cheap solution. Now the paint brushes are out of sight until they’re needed!

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#art ed  #classroom  #teacher  #organization  #paintbrushes 
School has been in session now for about two weeks.
I teach 15 First through Fifth grade art classes.
I am lucky to have a spacious classroom jam packed with not only new supplies but ~40 years of supplies and things from the previous teacher.
To catch you up to speed let me tell you what we’ve been up to art wise.
The first art class every class had with me we created hearts and I had students write their name as well as what they like about art and drawings on the heart. These were then (and still are being) put on a large bulletin board near the front of the school that reads “OPEN YOUR HEART TO ART” (photo to come).
This week kicked off the start of new lessons for each grade:First: How to make different shapes from a squareSecond: Where The Wild Things Are DrawingsThird: Line CakesFourth: Memory DrawingsFifth: Futuristic Cities
In depth info on all of these to come.

School has been in session now for about two weeks.

I teach 15 First through Fifth grade art classes.

I am lucky to have a spacious classroom jam packed with not only new supplies but ~40 years of supplies and things from the previous teacher.

To catch you up to speed let me tell you what we’ve been up to art wise.

The first art class every class had with me we created hearts and I had students write their name as well as what they like about art and drawings on the heart. These were then (and still are being) put on a large bulletin board near the front of the school that reads “OPEN YOUR HEART TO ART” (photo to come).

This week kicked off the start of new lessons for each grade:
First: How to make different shapes from a square
Second: Where The Wild Things Are Drawings
Third: Line Cakes
Fourth: Memory Drawings
Fifth: Futuristic Cities

In depth info on all of these to come.

— 2 years ago
#art ed 
Introduction

So, this is going to be a place for me to share my experience as a first year, fresh out of undergrad, newly relocated elementary art teacher. All .6 of it.

If you are reading this, thank you.

Now sit back and enjoy the view of my career and miniscule salary.

— 2 years ago
#arted