1st graders put the finishing touches on their Jim Dine inspired art and we also got to mix our own colors to make ice blocks for outside. Last week when we painted real wood the kids were over the moon excited about getting to paint on wood (seriously they were popsicle sticks) but they were so excited. This week when we were able to finish their wood masterpieces and they got to mix their own color for water that we froze to make ice they were so excited. I got comments like "Mrs. Dahl this is the best day ever!" I was also told many times that I am the best art teacher they have ever had. (Well they have no clue if I am the best art teacher they have ever had because I am the only art teacher they have ever had!).
I am an elementary art teacher in a small town in Wisconsin. I am currently the President of the Wisconsin Art Education Association, creator of funky junk, a wife, a gardener, a DIY diva and a mom of two furry kids.
You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy. —Bob Ross