9.05.2012

welcome back!


Welcome back! We have just finished our first week here at New City School. I am looking forward to a wonderful year of art! You'll notice the new shelving in the middle of the room that was handmade by Bill,our expert craftsman and facilities manager:)Thank you Bill! This makes our art supplies so much more accessible.


I have a fifth grade advisory and we start and end each day together in the art room. We used washi tape to decorate birdhouses on our first day together.


And this little guy is our yarn ball sprite. He winds balls of yarn for our kiddos who love to finger knit during free time. He might need a little help now and then to keep up with demand;)


This is the start of a concept bank. Each 6th grade art time I will record our "post it note discussions" and deposit them here so we can refer back to our discoveries. My Art21 experience really has me thinking about my big questions and through lines. This year I want to make these connections more evident (rather than just using them as a curriculum organizer). Our theme in 6th grade asks the question: What is creativity? How can I use my creativity to benefit myself and others? We will be exploring what ways we can be creative, what hinders or promotes creativity, finding out if creativity is universal, and looking for ways we value (or don't value) creativity.

More to come soon! Best wishes for the new school year!

4 comments:

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary said...

Best wishes for a great new school year, full of creative adventures.

so not that girl said...

Great space!

Elizabeth - Dream Painters said...

Wonderful to have students thinking about their artistic thinking... Love it!

Amie Plumley said...

Yea! I'm looking forward to seeing what what your students create this year!