I am at this moment making an elements and principles poster that I have
been putting off forever! The other professor for elem. art ed. had her
students make these wonderful posters with examples and illustrations -
I wish we had done that! I have an array of good ideas, but little to
display and it would have been nice to do those things when I had the
time, ha ha - like we have time in school, but I think you know what I
mean. I think it would help with some of the organizational issues as
So I started thinking of things I wish I had for my classroom that could
have been part of projects and posters, filing system, resources and
misc. equipment come to mind. I am fortunate to have been bequeathed a
number of 'Big Books' that my mentor teacher made and they are
wonderful, though some in need of repair. They are based around her
lessons like Egypt, Romare Bearden, Van Gogh, etc. and come in very
handy if you have to travel, as many elem. art teachers do. She found
used art books and catalogs for prints and text.
Have fun in your class - sounds like I would have! Thank goodness my
subject area prof's were great!
Vicky, snow day tomorrow in Michigan!