Summer is officially over and I have started teaching at Mountain View School in Goleta. Next week I begin my new position at Brandon School, which is the school where my own children have, and still do, attend. Teaching at Brandon is quite a thrill but leaving Foothill School, where I taught for four years, was sad. I'll miss the kids...
Breaking into a new year can be effortless and challenging at the same time. I couldn't wait to get back into the art room after a lengthy summer holiday. I began with a sixth grade class then immediately switched to first grade. Let's just say, I wasn't quite prepared for the transition! Teaching the little ones, most of whom have attention spans of about five minutes, was both amusing and baffling. As soon as I get a feel for the class dynamics, first grade is my absolute favorite grade. They are darling, creative and candid.
Art teachers around the country will be starting up soon. I hope more and more think about blogging. The art community could use more bloggers! Please continue to add comments, exchange ideas and suggest resources.
I will begin posting art lessons very shortly.
Have a great year!