Friday, September 19, 2008

My Art Classroom

My Art Classroom
Originally uploaded by Reyney
Well - just about completed my third week of school since summer vacation! Need a day off already - not until September 30th.

The curse of the teacher - since we have so many days off - we're constantly counting down to them. I do enjoy my job very much so, just love being off a hell of a lot more!

Hre's a pic of my classroom! Haven't really hung much art yet - more to come!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Water Color Dog Walker

Water Color Dog Walker
Originally uploaded by Reyney
I was supposed to go to my brother's today to celebrate his and my sister-in-law's birthdays. We cancelled due to the storm that never really happened! )c;

My cable box has been screwed up since last night!

So, no going out, and no TV.

READ? Couldn't do it!

So, I painted a water color picture of my newest dog walker! I did not draw her first - just let the paint brush lead the way. I outlined her with my beautiful fine point sharpie marker.

Not sure what I will be doing with her yet, so I put a little water mark with picnic!


Monday, September 1, 2008

Kiss the Summer Goodbye

Well - after a lovely two months off I must return back to work tomorrow! As most of you know, I am an art and music teacher in an elementary school on Staten Island. I service all the grades, K-5 and the special ed classes.

Even though I am starting my 6th year, I always get nervous about the first day of school. It's almost as if I am one of the students - nervous to see friends again, who's in my class and the horrible question - who will I have to sit next to??? Hopefully not the annoying boy who picks his nose!

As a teacher, I never know what to expect. What is the new kindergarten like? (I had a lot of criers last year! What will my schedule be like? What duties will I have to do!?

This fifth grade is a very special one for me. When I started at my school - they were in the kindergarten. So, they are the first class that I have watched grow for the past 5 years. So exciting!

Now, I've prepared my lessons for the week all day. I've brushed up on my piano playing because I haven't played all summer. I've made my lunch. I've ironed my clothes. I know exaclty what I am doing tomorrow - yet still have those butterflies. And I know I will never fall asleep!

But tomorrow will come and go - and I will be happy to see all those little boogers and patooties again!