Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Welcome back, Smartest Artists!

We have had a wonderfully smooth first week of school at Dolvin Elementary and it has been so good to see all the bright smiling faces coming in each morning. One of the things I love about being the art teacher is getting to know the kids over multiple years and watching them grow.
Our theme this year is "The Greatest School on Earth" - inspired by the circus! I added a ringmaster outfit to our beloved Dolphin, who wore a superhero outfit last year. We have been having fun making circus themed drawings this week in art class after doing our rules, routines, and rewards talk.

Our reward this year for special areas is called "Hats Off to Good Behavior" - classes have a chance to earn a Hat Sticker like the ringmaster dolphin wears, and the special area teachers will team up for rewards throughout the year - I love collaborating with other teachers. We even made a really fun video together to promote consistent expectations throughout our building.

Here are a few pics of my classroom - I try to change it up a bit each year. We are so fortunate to have a classroom filled with natural light and comfortable seating. It is truly my home away from home! 
Next week we will get started on this year’s portfolios and learn about the importance of planning for an artwork with sketching!