(These paper mache mushrooms really have little to do with this post, but I hate posting something without pictures. Plus, they are just fun!)
I have an Art Room!!! Teachers went back to school this week, and I had a surprise. I now have an actual room in one of my three schools. For the past couple years, I have been traveling between three schools, and have been Art on a Cart. Finally, one of my schools gave me a room.
Since I began teaching, I have always been jealous of all those teachers out there who had the luxury of having shelves, tables, cabinets, and bulletin boards. In my imagination when I pictured my art room, I have always pictured a magical land of large paper mache mushrooms, a life size suit of armor, maybe even a castle. Unfortunately these grand ideas won't work, because I have to share the room with the PE teacher. All of my decorations need to stay on the walls, I can't have little kids breaking my paper mache mushrooms during PE class. However, I am incredibly excited about having a room.
I have been working hard this week trying to decorate and arrange the room the way I want it. I have it mostly decorated, but there is still one large blank wall in the back that currently has nothing on it. I need ideas. Does anyone have any suggestions for good art bulletin boards or decorations? I don't want to just randomly put up artwork, I want it to have a point.
When I get a chance to take photos of the room, I will post them.