Education is not the filling of a pail
but the lighting of a fire.
I have started this blog post about twelve times, wanting it to be just right. You know, witty and engaging. But, honestly, I am so tired. Coming back to school has been exhausting. Not just because I move all day long, but because I have started this year with so much inspiration, excitement, and pure adrenaline. The adrenaline has started to wear off and my brain is just swimming each night when I finally sit down. Just when I worry about losing the momentum, I look at the photos I took the last two weeks and I am brought back to the simple fact that I love my job. I love my school and my students. I love my room and spaces. I love my friends and most importantly, I love my calling, my fire.
I made some pretty dramatic changes this year in the art room. I love every one of them so far! My favorite being the faux stained glass.. except now I want to do this on every piece of glass everywhere! I have a lot to do yet to get my room how I want it. But like every other artwork, it's a work in process.
The first day of school we had each homeroom rotate throughout the classrooms doing mini challenges. The challenge in my room was to draw a "First Day of School Selfie". That were only allowed one marker and 3 minutes. They turned out AWESOME! I had to hang them up.
In my elementary classes, we played a game of modified Pictionary to get our creativity flowing and start drawing again. The artists loved it! It will be our go to when we need a break from our regular class.
Alright, off to bed. Time to recharge before PLC tomorrow!