Welcome back to another year and might I say, I completely slacked on the blog this summer AND at the end of the year last year. It was a crazy summer.
For starters, I am officially Mrs. Hesse! MAWWAGE! 🙂 That means this site is technically ArtclasswithLMH but I am not dealing with changing a staple of my career that has so much history already. So ArtClasswithLMJ, it stays!
Secondly, I have new roles this year! I am teaching art Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I am one of two Arts Integration Specialists that work with teachers integrating art into their classroom curriculum – I use Wednesday for my office hours. And finally, I am also now the Technology Specialist at my school – an extra duty that I shuffle with my free time. Three hats…it will be quite the year!
My room looks similar to last year , but has a few small changes.
Classroom Management System
This year, we will be “Coloring Our Wheels” instead of “Filling Our Palettes“like last year. Same basic concept. Every time students have a “green day” (they get tickets out the door for how they perform each day: green, yellow, orange, red – which stems from PBIS), they get a slice of their Color Wheel filled in. When all seven slices are filled, they get a reward. I used cut-in-half sheet protectors on the side of the cabinet to hold the unused pieces.
Art Room Bulletin
I actually get a decent sized bulletin this year so hopefully I’ll keep up on that task too – including posting about art club and the upcoming Living Wall project that 5th grade will be designing (so excited for that – stay tuned).
My schedule changed this year!! Instead of 6 classes a day, I now have 8. They’re shorter than last year which is a huge bummer. Our new principal isn’t keen on their length either so hopefully we can work on that. Can’t complain about having 8 classes – it’s exhausting but I also know many teachers who have more than me going on with less prep.
Check it out, here!!
This year will include a lot of changes – hopefully we will be even more successful than last year even with less time. Collaboration is still a huge part of my classroom and I can’t wait to do more with that. See ya soon!