It has been an exciting and busy two weeks of school! Here are a few things that have been happening down around room 662...
Getting the room ready - my room was a holding area for some of the renovation spots in the building, so here's what I walked into on day 1 of preplanning:
And here are some more organized spaces :)
I'm a huge Peanuts fan, so when I saw this classroom decor, I had to make it the theme of my art achievement wall.
The first week, we handled some business like seating assignments, discussing procedures and expectations with Class Dojo, then we enjoyed some art games and puzzles in a rotation. Most kids aren't dressed for art day during that first week, so we kept it clean :).
The second week theme with all classes was collaboration - working with others to achieve a common goal. Each grade level had a particular idea behind their collaboration, like the line designs seen below in first grade and the selfies in the fifth grade banner, also below, which came from the blog post here : http://anartteachersfairyteal.blogspot.com/2015/08/faces-of-yowell.html . More of these to be posted very soon... Check back!
Coming up next is a large mural to represent the "7 Mindsets" philosophy our school is following this year. It will be a progressive mural, growing a bit each month as our learning grows.