Ready for some cool stuff? Here is our annual Student Art Show. Every student in the school has one-two works of art representing them. I LOVE covering the walls and filling the display cases with their beautiful art.
The kids love it, the teachers love it, my administration loves it (my principal even invites other principals over the see it!), my parents love it and the community loves it. I love it...after it is all up. My husband and my kids? They don't love it as much. Wonder why...naw, they're fine!
The most important thing I do is mount the work, label it and try to hang it so it looks professional for the WOW factor. It works.
...but this takes awhile and requires a lot of organization. I keep track of what every kid has up and and kids and I double check it. I make mistakes and forget to put something up. That really stinks and I feel like a total ding dong. I also rely on my art club to come in during recess and hang the work. Takes about 2-3 weeks. And some late nights and weekends.
I am so proud of my kids. They took these ideas and RAN with them:
|Oaxacan Inspired Ceramic Birds: 3rd grade|
|1st Grade Bubbles!|
|Pizza Box Puzzles, featuring Impressionist (and Post) Artists (and Dr. Who! Yeah, Whovians, the "Sunflowers" vase says "for Amy". Ahhhhhhhh!) 5th grade|