I have just started my eighth year teaching and my eighth year in this wonderful art classroom! Each year, I love this space even more. A few things have been moved around or displayed in a different way, but the biggest changes have been additional furniture and organization!
This year, I have a new huge piece of furniture for large paper. I also added drawers to give all of those little things cluttering my tiny closet a real home. The cabinet reduced my free choice art area for students who have finished their work, but I think the smaller space actually works better. Students now have to go back to their seat or the floor to work on these activities and won't try to work at that small counter.
I have also worked to reorganize my desk area! For the first few years of teaching, I didn't have to do much filing because I didn't have many lessons or handouts. But at this point, I was seriously needing a better system than filing boxes shoved in a cabinet. I purchased three of these file carts from Amazon and made tops for them. This area gives me even more counter space and a convenient place to easily file lessons.
So far, all of the changes made to the art classroom have been successful. It has been great to get back into this space and start learning and creating with my students once again! Soon their beautiful art will fill the walls and made the room even happier!
I am an ninth year art teacher with degrees in Art Education from Flagler College and the University of Florida, living and working in northern Florida. Each week, I teach over six hundred students in grades kindergarten through fifth. Here you will find what we are learning virtually and in the art classroom!