Hello our most respected teachers,
I wanted to share the amazing news that I just received-(student name) won 1st prize in an art competition for ‘under 18’ at Blick Fenway! He submitted a piece he made at school w Ms V entitled ‘rejuvenation’.
I thought you’d be proud to know and it will be hung at Blick until next Monday/Tuesday, so if you haven’t seen it yet and would like to, please do!
Thank you for inspiring the artist within! It’s such joy to see (student name) grow up and I thank you for guiding him together.
— what an exceedingly lovely email to read after coming home from a long day at work!
after a prep work overload today, i decided to get up on one of the art tables to have a dance party with a colleague.
not a single students caught us, which leaves me just a little bummed.
dancing on the tables is where it’s at.
Me: it’s time to clean up, please give me that red paper rectangle.
Me: we need to clean up, please hand it to me.
Kindergartener: BUT I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS RECTANGLE! *starts bawling*
Kindergartener: no, but I love it! *continues to cry*"
— no joke - one of my kindergarten students will do this every time we have a collage project. i don’t know what it is about tiny shapes of colorful paper, but the kids cannot resist hoarding them!
it’s my 33rd birthday today!
the best gift was having my students truly understand and enjoy our first lessons. my second graders did some role-playing, pretending to be a paleolithic family and a neolithic family. each “family” then made giant cave painting murals to visually tell the story of their day, and at the end of class we were able to share our stories. they all agreed they’d rather be living in neolithic times, the new stone age is where it’s at!
we got so messy, and it was equal parts silly and informative. yussssss.
(and my parents sent me flowers at work, all the way from philly to boston!)
i got some really sweet comments from my new kindergarten students and totally felt like this. awesome.