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The Third Year and the Second School


Well hello there readers! Hopefully you haven’t forgotten all about the goings on in Ms. K’s room although it has been quite a while since my last post. This summer was busy, busy, busy! I taught clay camp for a few weeks at a local art center, traveled a bit, and got plenty of R&R. It is the third official day of school and between my two schools, things are going great! TWO schools?! You ask incredulously. Why yes! I reply — I am at TWO schools this year.  Initially I was a little apprehensive about this change. After all, it has taken me two years to get the hang of being at one school and I finally got used to things and people and places and nouns in general. But then I was given advice to look at this change as a challenge and break of sorts and with that outlook it has been a tremendous experience. Setting up my 2nd room was kind of frenzy of organizing and throwing things onto the wall to make it look as decent as possible. I think it came out great! I just finished my first day here and I am already in love with the kids. It was much easier than I thought it would be to think of them as “my kids.” So without further adieu, I present to you my 2nd art room! 062   Welcome! 007   This is the view from the door into the room. I attempted to make up for the lack of windows with an abundance of colors. 002 The word wall and colors.     067 The teacher’s desk did not fit comfortably in here so I set up shop on the bookshelf. (Please excuse my mess!)     068 The tables are labeled by shape and the helping table is identified here.     071 Rules and a color wheel.   072 Clock, white board, elements and principles. . .     003 Wall o’ shapes and the first day activity (more on that later!) You can glimpse the shapes hanging from the ceiling here: an oval rug and a rectangle calculator.     004 Sink and standards and examples board.     Mini white board, rubric, and supplies.   001 064   That is the half of my room where students will mostly be. I have a whole other half of a room that is primarily used for prepping and storage. 077 It has a chalkboard and a cart for clay. I thought about covering up the chalkboard but I think I will use it as a “graffiti wall” for early finishers. 079 Shelves of supplies and carts. 080 Drying racks on racks on racks. And a “chillout chair” 076   The paper cutter and prepping area. 078   The teacher desk made a good Choices table! That’s the gist of it so far; there is still some work to be done to make this room more personal but its a work in progress. I will be sharing this room with another itinerant who will be there on Mondays. Meanwhile at Mimosa (my first school) my classroom looks pretty much the same as it did last year.. I am so excited to work with my students again, I really missed them over the summer and I can’t wait to get to know my new kiddos at Love T. Nolan Elementary. My 3rd year of teaching is going to be awesome! Stay tuned for some great projects, artwork, and shenanigans from the art room 🙂

Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

3 thoughts on “The Third Year and the Second School

  1. Not surprised that everything is well thought out and looking great! Many blessings for an amazing school year with double the fun! Will miss seeing you. If we ever don’t have the same day off, I would love for you to be a guest in one of my classes. Take care! Xoxox

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