This year is the first year that my classroom isn't perfect and ready for students. Don't get me wrong...they won't notice that things aren't in place but I know they aren't right. We've had more meetings this year than what seems normal to me. We did, however, have the opportunity to hear the North Carolina Teacher of the Year, James Ford, speak. Mr. Ford is a World History teacher at Garinger High School in Charlotte and was very inspirational. I believe that we are very fortunate to have him speak on our behalf, especially in this current climate of education.
Our Open House was last Thursday evening and I am happy to say that we had a record turn-out. Attendance in the art room is typically sparse, but I had a nice turnout of students, both past and present come to visit. I always love to see my kids after the long summer break and meet their parents. One dad let me know that his son, Trevor, looked at his schedule and was excited to see that art was there. When asked if he wanted to go meet his new teachers, he said "No, I just want to go see MizzSmiff." I also had a mom of a former student, who is an amazing artist, come by to say hi. She told me that her son made her promise that she would come to see me.
We, in the Arts, are being tested this year so I am going to be sure to take a lot of pictures. None of us on the middle school level are really sure how this is going to work. When we find out, I'll be sure to fill you in. We are starting the semester off with One Point Perspective. I don't know why I do this to myself. Rulers. The bane of my existence. Every. Single. Year. Sigh.
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