Monday, August 20, 2007

What a loooong day!

Getting ready for the new school year is so stressful. We teachers spend weeks (literally) getting things ready for the beginning of the year. I spent the day today getting all the texts and workbooks numbered and at each students desk (I have 34 fifth graders!) And it was so hot in my classroom. You got it; no air conditioning. When will schools catch up to the 21st century?

I had a little time this evening to myself. I made this 3x3 for Barb. Believe it or not, the background is made from the paper towel that my former kindergartners used to dry a water color marker project on. I brought the paper towel home because it was so cool looking. Barb's theme for her 3x3s was "The Artist in You (and me)" and she wanted it done in bright colors. Hope this is bright enough!

This 3x3 is for Christy. She wanted all shades of white and then whitewashed with gesso. It looks really neat in person.

Tomorrow is my last day to work in my classroom to get it ready for the kids. I hope I can get everything done!!!!!

4 comments:

Heather Robinson said...

These are wonderful Sandee. I love that you found a use for the discarded in your classroom...and an inspiring one at that.

Anonymous said...

They are both very cool pieces, Ms. Sandala! I'll call you on Thursday at the normal time :)

martha said...

Welcome back to school Sandee! I've been in my classroom for 2 full days (8am-6pm!)and will do another day next week before school starts (Sept 4)Good luck in Grade 5!!! Hope that they haven't worn you out......

Kelly said...

wonderful art Sandee!