Part of that was the amount of preparation I have put into my classroom. I spent the last month cleaning out my main storage supply closet and organizing materials by type in back closets. Through this process, I had to finally let some things go (some things that have been here longer than the building) and get clearer eyes and what I need for my students.
I am particularly excited for some projects that were funded over the summer by DonorsChoose.org and two projects that are near being funded so that we can have resources we need to dive into new art materials and skills! Both of the projects I currently have posted are collaborative in nature, using new media that I am really excited about!
We look forward to getting our work to the Downtown Market for ArtPrize and hope we do well in the Youth Collaboration Award category of the competition. This year, there are 20 schools competing for two $2500 grants.
Every year I start wondering what surprise will come our way and each year I am amazed with the answer. Good luck to everyone starting out their school year and I am so excited to get going with mine!