We are only 3 weeks into school and I have already taken my students on a field trip, had a student nominated by Artsonia as an Artist of the Week, and have managed to increase our abilities in the classroom by receiving over $800 in additional funds from grants and contests!
Again it is only 3 weeks into school, so hopefully this is a trend that continues.
The first grant received this school year was from the Michigan Art Education Association. With the monies awarded, I was able to purchase additional digital cameras, green screens, flash drives, and tripods for video production in my 7th and 8th grade classes.
This is the second year we have applied for and received this funding from the Arts Council, which allows our student to travel to this great event.
When they did their drawing for a winner of a DonorsChoose. org $100 gift card, my name emerged and now I get to use the funds to provide more supplies for my students!
With so much success, so early in the year, I cannot wait to see how the rest of the school year unfolds and what other opportunities will be sent our way as a result!