I'm so EXCITED! It's almost THAT time of year.....
Just a few more weeks and it'll be BACK TO SCHOOL and I can't wait to see you!
I've been planning and researching all summer long the lessons, projects and activities we will do. I look forward to sharing them with you.
For the first time ever, I have requested sketchbooks for my first grade students only. I feel badly that I requested a size that is difficult to find. So, I wanted to assure you, any size you and your child pick out is fine. My original thought was, I wanted to help keep the cost down and I wasn't sure if we would use up all the pages of a large sketchbook. In the end, it's only really important that you try to find a book that has pretty strong pages (no newsprint). Our books will more like "art journals" where we will practice with all types of mediums, including paint.
I'm sure you know that The Villages Charter School 2014 Student Orientation Day is Tuesday, August 5th. Times are from 11:00-1:00 and 4:00-6:00. And that orientation is a special time when your child can pre-pay for lunches, sign-up for Buffalo Adventures and of course, meet your child's teacher! But I wasn't sure if you knew that you can also meet your child's Special Area teachers as well! If your schedule allows on Orientation day, please make plans to visit and meet your child's Spanish teacher, Music teacher, PE teachers and....of course ME, the Art teacher! If you have picked up your First Grader's sketchbook, feel free to bring that as well. It will be stored here in the Art room. You can write your child's name on it, too.
As time allows, I wanted to let you know that I keep a classroom blog, (click here: www.strokesofart.blogspot.com) that shares photos and videos of the things we are working on in ART class. I also like to include photos from special events we have here at school, such as the Reading Celebration that will be in September and our annual Arts in the Park event in April. If you click that link, you'll be able to view pictures dating back over the past three years. I hope you find it helpful.
Check here on the webpage often as well. It stays updated with important information about what we are doing in Art class.
Please know, that you can contact me with any questions, by phone and E-mail. I can't take phone calls during the school day, as I'm always with students, but E-mails will always work and I will write back as soon as possible.