Sunday, September 28, 2014

Work is hard.

I'm having a "First Year" all over again.  I am struggling to keep up with the work load.  This is a whole new world, this middle school stuff.  Any of you middle school teachers have any advice for me.  I'm struggling with discipline, work load, lesson plans.  Basically the whole thing.  I find myself working almost 60 hours a week, and spending my own money to buy stuff for the classroom.  I feel like I am getting nowhere!  I cannot keep up this pace.  Help!

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Cleaning Begins

I got my keys to the classroom last week.  I am very overwhelmed at the disorganization of the art room.  There is so much stuff, mostly abandoned student artwork and tons of supplies that are over 20 years old.  So far I've spent 8 hours tossing stuff and cleaning/organizing.  It's going to take some time, hopefully I'll be done before school starts.  I really need to start figuring out what I'm doing this year, lol!  Good grief!



Can't wait to use this once I get the stuff cleared off it!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How To Draw A Dragon

Here is the very last Daily Doodle.  I know, I'm sad too.  I'm going to miss doing these with elementary kiddos.  They have such awesome imaginations.  I'm really going to miss these kids.  OK, no more talking about it, I'm gonna cry...so...please to enjoy.
Dragon Princess Tea Party

Cool Dude Dragons at a party?

Dragon Prom

Sparky is a little disturbed at finding a magnifying glass and a sandwich. 

Green Thumb Dragon

So this is how they cook hotdogs at Wienerschnitzel. 

Vegan Dragon.

A dragon in an ice cream store.  This is a very bad idea.

Slurpee Dragons

Vomit Dragon

R Kelly dragon

Director Dragon

Thirsty dragon

Birthday dragon

Discriminated against dragon

Bouncy house dragon

Pizza for days dragon

Math equation dragon

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Middle School Bound

 6 years I've taught art to Kinder through 5th grade and have loved it, but there comes a time when change is needed.  A middle school position was available in March and felt I had to try.  After all, I originally wanted middle and high school.  I'm so glad I tried. 

I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little terrified of the jump to middle...but I'm also super excited.  Gonna miss those hugs from kinders, gonna miss my daily doodles, really gonna  miss my teacher peeps.  We're a close bunch.  It's not going to be easy.  But I'm really looking forward to it. 

Now on to inspiring middle school students!

Monday, July 21, 2014

How To Draw A Bird

How to draw a bird daily doodle.  Fantastic!
 I would think you would need more than two balloons to lift an elephant.

Bird Wars

I know this has to be some kind of weird video game.  If it's not, it needs to be. Bird Jesus, the holy trinity of birds. 

Big brother's too busy with Flappy Bird to play ball with you.  Sorry little sis.

This bird has had it with Angry Birds. Kicking it to the curb.

Hot rod bird.

Tiny TV

Monday, July 14, 2014

How To Draw A Dude

Yeah, I admit the guy was a little creepy to begin with.  But they still did an awesome job being creative. 

Indie Christian Rock Dude

Pocket Dude

Bitter middle aged punk rock dude

Wistful sailor dude

I love this drawing so hard!

Chest hair dude

Ghost conjoined twin dude, grilling.

Lost in thoughts and armless.

Dog identity crisis.

Domo, angel dude, pelican?  I have no idea.

Fast Food Dude

Mid life Crisis

Oustanding

Godzilla dude

Demon dude

Regretful skater dude

Friday, July 11, 2014

Food Truck (3rd and 4th Grade)

This is a good end of the year/sub lesson.  I got the idea from a Food Network magazine and the kids totally flipped over it.  I usually have students start by creating a menu but we didn't have time to this year.  The objectives are to fill the whole space, be creative, don't copy already established eateries.
The only bad thing is that the students didn't get to finish :(

Pizza Tires!




Mmmmm, brains!

LOVE IT!!!

Should be in Vegas.










At least they are honest.







This student had no idea what "cut the cheese" meant.