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This artwork was created by student council president, Grace H. and the decorating committee. 
Earlier this year fifth grade students completed a unit about the solar system and during art class they learned about the elements of design. Now they are merging this information as they create illustrations of planets. They are using the elements of value, form, color, texture, and space as they illustrate each distinct planet.
Sixth grade students designed and constructed their own stamps. Now they are using printmaking ink to create papers full of patterns.

Welcome to the new school year!  Starting school in August is always a challenge but it is also a blessing.  While preparing two classrooms for 370 eager students can sometimes feel overwhelming I often try to reflect on why I’ve chosen to teach.  Every day I get to be immersed in one of my favorite things, art.  It brings me great joy to introduce your children to what makes art meaningful and how it touches all of their other studies.  Art after all is a form of communication, just like literature.  Likewise paper, clay and ink have chemical properties and a history all their own.  


I’m in a fortunate and unique position that I get to see each of your children for nine years.  It is an amazing transformation to see a tiny kindergartner grow and succeed and be ready for their high school journey.  I’m honored to be on this journey with them and consider it a great blessing to have the opportunity to teach each of them.  Good luck on what I’m sure will be another fruitful school year!

As a teacher, this is what I appreciate the most...

As a teacher, this is what I appreciate the most...
 
Tuesday as sixth grade students finished tracing their own drawings onto metal sheets, they'd pull the paper up to reveal the images on shiny metal. Then they smiled and shared how surprised they were with the results. 
 
Today, I made a mistake. When I talked with the parent and the student, I greatly appreciated how understanding they were. 
 
I appreciate when my students voluntarily go the extra mile and work on artwork outside of art class. Today, I was surprised to find a well crafted paper sculpture on my desk.