Back to School Bulletin Boards in Progress. When my mother went to school to teach art, calligraphy was mandatory. Now students may not be able to read the cursive. Although putting pen quickly to paper is one of my favorite things the scale of these words was a bit clumsy. Still wanted to emphasize Growth Mindset this year.
At the Elementary Level we have a mascot for school wide promises. 2 years ago it was Minions. Last year it was "Pete the Cat". Pete was created by James Dean and the stories by Eric Litwin. You might recall an older post where a plush Minion was transformed into an artist. This Minion was given to the elementary student that earned the most Respect/Character points for the year in the Art Room. There was one other student that came super close. This year there are 2 mascots thanks to Kohl's Cares. These cats were purchased for $5. The money supports charitable initiatives.
The transformation was a little more challenging this time. Custom beret and palette - super fun!
This is the last Tiny Journal Giveaway for the Summer. These special button closure journals are made using Paprika Card stock by Becky Fleck. Featuring beautiful colors and patterns. Some even have camels, llamas, tassels and more. 8 unlined pages.
For a free journal: Follow me on Google Plus, leave a positive comment and a message with an address.
FYI, There is no catch. Addresses are only used to send the journal. Advertising is not used. Just an Art Teacher that loves paper. Will ship anywhere.
The five minute drawing of the day is a chainsaw. A gift which came with some weekend training. Safely employed today on two small trees. Perhaps, with the right tools, that place called outdoors can be managed.
Traveled to Weston, Vt today to meet children’s author John
Churchman of John & Jennifer Churchman, Bestselling authors of THE
SHEEPOVER.He brought Laddie, who likes
to sit in chairs.It was great to meet
both of them.I brought home a signed and
hoof printed copy of the newest book, ALPACA LUNCH.After we shook hands Laddie lifted up his paw
and placed it right over my hand.It was
great to hear about the layers of photos used for the book and more.Thanks so much!
Well worth the trip to meet the author at The Vermont
Country Store and lunch at The Bryant House.
Summer Books out of Control! I have the books from the previous list and I just ordered MORE! #Bookpoor #Prioritiesoff Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau by Andrea, David Roberts Painting Pepette by Linda Ravin Lodding, Claire Fletcher
Sam's Sandwich by David Pelham The Graphic Design Exercise Book by Carolyn Knight, Jessica Glaser