Today marked the end of my 7th year of teaching elementary art! I cannot believe this school year is over. It has gone by so quickly!
On the last day of school each year, our 5th graders have the exciting opportunity to parade through the school for the "5th Grade Walk." The entire student population lines the hallways and cheers with streamers. It's loud, but a lot of fun. I teared up this year...
This was actually the second class of 5th graders that I have taught all the way through elementary school. I have seen them grow up from Kindergarten babies to preteens ready for middle school!
Usually I teach an art camp or two during the summer. This year I have decided not to teach camp. I will have my first true summer vacation! I plan to create art daily, read some good books, sit by the pool, and catch up on some tv shows. It's going to be amazing! (If I don't get bored by the lack of routine...)
Remember how I was reminding myself to stay open to possibilities? I am having to do that again!
Not only do I want to make decisions and get a plan in place quickly, once I have a plan, I have a hard time seeing the gray areas. I focus on the black or white. This has been the case a lot this past year, and again this week.
Despite appearances and attentive office staff, the "great" apartment complex we found isn't so great. We were encouraged to look into police reports and found some disturbing reports. Based on what we found, we'll be staying in our current apartment. It is disappointing to not have more space, but we are so relieved we found out before we moved!
Because we're not moving, I get to rearrange the apartment and possibly redecorate! Works for me :)