looking ahead while looking back
We survived the our picnic park adventure today at school. It was blasted hot but we only had one melt-down, a bloody nose, and a small chunk of my hand missing. I’d give it a thumbs up. It was fun but we all agreed we don’t want to do it again. It was that kind of fun.
Phew…I have a boatload of things to get done before tomorrow and here I am sharing things with you all. I like you guys!
I have been taking a trip down memory lane the last few days while preparing my art teaching portfolio for my upcoming interviews. I looked through pictures from when I taught freshman art for three years in Missouri and most especially my year as a middle school art teacher in a teeeny tiny little district in Weld County, Colorado. That little district sure does have a special place in my heart. I loved those home-town kids – especially my 7th grade volleyball girls (we were a mighty team of 7) and all the kooky 7th graders from our overnight camping outdoor ed. trip. If I wasn’t the only middle school teacher for the two middle schools and if the district hadn’t nearly killed me with their over-the-top curriculum development, I might have stayed. But just typing the words CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT right now puts chills up my back similar to saying “Mufasa” like in the Lion King. “Oh…do it again….” Shudder…
So this time tomorrow my middle school art interview will be over. I have a sneaky good feeling about this one but I will keep you posted.
In the meantime, I will leave you with the best teaching experience I have had in four years of teaching middle and high school art. I did a unit on claymation and it was a blast. We did everything from start to finish – scripts, set, characters, photos, movie maker, chosen music, etc. I even had them design their own CD covers for their movies. It was brillant. Here’s hoping this little cutie will earn me a job. (Eeks, typing that feels a little sureal. Hope I didn’t just jinx myself).
Kitchen Mess: By Tori and Ruby
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