I love my job. Last week I was responsible for inspiring and guiding nearly 500 artists while they created landscape paintings. In the course of a year I will contribute to at least 6000 artworks being created. It can be difficult sometimes and it is occasionally frustrating but it is totally worthwhile.
Children cheer when they hear it’s art day, they applaud when I finish a demonstration, and I am so proud of what they accomplish in my classroom. It is a happy and fulfilling job and I am thankful that I feel this way about my what I do every day. Even my worst days are still rewarding ones. I am lucky to work in a school system that appreciates the arts enough that I have this job at all. I am thankful that I chose a career that is such a fantastic and creative one, where I get paid to make art with kids all day.
What are you thankful for?
I am an elementary art teacher for grades K-6 in Northern Virginia. I am trying to find the balance between creating lessons that are personally meaningful to my students while teaching and reinforcing 21st century skills and visual art skills and techniques. I am also interested in integrating technology for instruction and student artmaking in my classroom. On the side, I am a mixed media artist dabbling in drawing, painting, printmaking, art journaling and digital photography.
Art Room Tour 2010
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Organization: Digital Lesson Planning with Evernote
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