Thursday, April 26, 2012

PiCaSsO FuN!

My sweet First grade students studied the work of Pablo Picasso. I love sharing his work with the young ones and it's always interesting to see their reaction to his work. They created some Picasso inspired portraits that turned out so well. Here is one class with their finished work and my precious high school student, Savannah. She is in an education class at North Oconee High School that gives her the opportunity to spend several hours a week in my class. She wants to be an art teacher and I think that is awesome! Savannah will be attending SCAD in the Fall. We will miss you Miss Savannah!

I adore this one.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ahhhhh...Spring Break

I am back from a fabulous Spring Break with my sweet family. I needed the time to regroup and get the last bit of energy to push through to the end of the school year. We started at Disney World and ended at my most favorite beach in the world. It was heavenly. Now, I am back at work and making my "to do" list for the next five weeks. We are administering the CRCT this week and that really makes my schedule different. Here is what is currently occupying my brain:
*encouraging my sweet small group to work hard and do their best on the CRCT
*planning for the 1st grade musical sets for the May 3rd performance (eeeek, that's not far away)
*taking down ALL that art from the art show
*sorting ALL of that art from the art show
*returning ALL of that art from the art show
*returning ALL of the other student art work so they can show their families the amazing work they have done!
*creating a fun collaborative project with my students that will be on display when school starts back
What is on your "to do" list to wrap up your school year?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Family Art Night 2012!

Family Art Night at High Shoals Elementary was a huge success! My experimental silent auction was a big hit and it raised just shy of $1,300 for the art department! I always wish that I had someone counting how many people come through the door on these nights. It's always hard to tell how many guests we had but the crowd was steady and I was very pleased with the turn out. All students in the school had at least one piece of art work displayed, there was a big Arty Party in the lunchroom with lots of activities for families to enjoy, our chorus had several performances, and our silent auction drew a big crowd. We also had some light snacks for the kids. We mixed up a sweet snack mix and offered Primary Punch (Red, Yellow, and Blue juice) that they could pick 2 colors from and see what secondary color it made. Here are some fun photos of the high lights.