Growth. It’s a topic with multiple meanings and contexts, which is why I find it so fascinating. I have been reflecting on the different aspects of growth in my life lately… Gardening has been a hobby of mine for years, thanks to my mom and grandma. Some of my fondest memories with my grandma were… Continue reading New Growth
The previous post about organization (in the classroom) is from September of 2016. You can access that post here. I was recently inspired by the show Tidying Up on Netflix. I initially intended to watch something else, but that show just happened to turn on and start playing, so I tuned in. Was it a sign??… Continue reading Getting Organized, Part 2
I just went through my blog archive to do a few things: record all of the titles I have used, document the number of posts from each month, and analyze trends in my writing. I noticed that there are several reoccurring themes. I suppose it’s because I find inspiration (to write) about many of the… Continue reading Reoccurring Themes
September marks the beginning of a new school year, and changes are bound to occur. This year, we have several new staff members at our school, including a new secretary and administrator. Our former principal took a position at the Central Office Level, and our assistant principal moved into her position. In addition to these… Continue reading A Time for Change
Writing has been one of my favorite hobbies since I was kid, and I consider it an important part of my life. I recently got back into daily journaling after purchasing a new notebook a week ago. The practice began with a routine adapted from the book The Artist’s Way, as previously mentioned in this post. Physically… Continue reading Creating ‘New’ Spaces
Subtitle: When Procrastination Pays Off. Well, it’s done! After months of preparing drawing prompts and arranging pieces for our sketchbook, I am happy to announce that it has been mailed in! When I say ‘our’ sketchbook, I mean my students. The Sketchbook Project is a crowd-sourced library that features thousands of artists’ work from around the world… Continue reading The Sketchbook Project
Update on yesterday’s Art Teacher League Bowling game: I won the high score!! More specifically… the best score I have ever bowled in duckpin (or regular bowling for that matter)! I got to take home the trophy, which now looks like this: It’s gotten pretty heavy, so my plan is to add wheels and/or create a mini… Continue reading For the Win!