Happy Saturday! 🙂
Have I told you about our Art Lessons?
Our PTA basically purchased an Art Program. It’s changed over the years . . . in the old days, the Art Teacher would come to school and teach the teachers how to teach the lesson to their students. This meant that we were taking an Art Lesson before or after school. You know. We had all the time in the world to do so. We only had 20 kids, for crying out loud. And it also meant way too many of my friends could see that I don’t have any art skills. And it usually entailed a teacher or two in tears. Namely, me.
Last year, they changed it up a bit. PTA pays for the Art Teacher to come into our classroom and teach the lesson to our kids.
That’s good thinking.
It’s almost like I have Specials!
Except that I only get this once a trimester.
And we only have three trimesters.
And I can’t leave the room.
And I have to stay and watch my kids’ behavior with an Art Teacher in the room.
But other than that, it’s like I have Specials!
Thursday was my turn. We’re all very jealous of each other when it’s someone’s turn. “Ohhhhh. You have Art today? Lucky!” or “I wish it was my day.” or “That was the best day.” As you can see, we are just grateful little teachers at my school.
So, the actual Art Teacher came in. The one who runs this whole program. She is in charge. Normally, she just gives the assembly (they learn about the artist at an assembly). But I guess there was a mix up or something . . . because she was there to do the lesson with my class.
I started off right away by asking if she needed my help. (Rookie mistake.)
But she said no. She said it was my hour off. (Except that I couldn’t leave the room and I thought it might be tacky to take a nap on my classroom rug.)
I busied myself with entering Language Arts Assessments into the Student Responder. Remember this?