Today’s picture by L.C. is an up close of a bulletin board where I have an All about Miss Koch, All about Mrs. Rossetti, All about Mrs. Liberatorie, and all about me (where, when I remember to change it out, I put posters that the kids made).
L.C. has zoomed in toward the middle of the board. From the top left to top right:
- A picture of my brother Josh and sister-in-law Natalie.
- A picture of Tyler and Brittany, two of the coolest kids ever.
- Beneath my brother and Natalie is a picture of Bethany and Rachel my friends and roommates.
- Beneath Tyler and Brittany is a picture of me after 5th grade graduation with my Grandma and Grandpa Koch.
- Above welcome is a picture of Kevin and Chelsea (I talked about them in a previous post.
- Beneath them is a “Welcome” sign with my face…we receive from the people who take the yearbook photos.
- Beneath Rachael and Bethany is a painting which I like (which I currently can’t tell from the photo which one it is…I’m like 90% it’s one of Monet’s).
- Beside the painting is my favorite adult novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
- Beside that is a picture of a rocking chair on a porch which is labeled ” porch sittin’ is one of my hobbies)
- The largest photo by that is of 5th grade me and my 5th grade teacher Mr. Allen.
- Underneath the pointing photo is another painting photo of Monet’s Water Lilly’s (Perhaps my favorite painting of all time).
- Next to Water Lilly’s is the cover of one of my favorite movies “The Princess Bride.”
- And finally a cut off picture of one of my own paintings.
That’s quite a few favorites! (You know me so much better now right?!)
The thing I love best about this board is that it gives me an opportunity to share with the kids my love for Art, something that I don’t get to do or chat with the kids much about being a classroom teacher. I love viewing it. I love making it (thought I’m not always as skilled as I’d like to be on that account).
Each summer I make a list of “jobs to get done” usually there are lots of cleaning/organizing jobs, or lots of handwoman jobs, up-cycling/refurbishing furniture jobs. Then somewhere in there is my favorite task (outside of “READ,READ,READ”), make art it says. And thats just what I do. I take out my supplies and see where the day takes me!
As Picasso said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
…It’s not a spring cleaning. Art cleaning’s are for summer! At least, for me any way!