Tuesday, August 7, 2012

bulletin board & displays

so i finally figured out if i have any display areas in my school. since i found out that our open house was *Sunday the 5th*, i wanted to be sure that if i had any bulletin boards, that they were decorated, so parents wouldn't come in and be all, "what teacher was too lazy to decorate that empty board?" "oh that new art teacher, way to go".
so a couple weeks ago i asked if the board next to my room was mine, and it was not. since that was the only one that (i thought) could be mine, i assumed i did not have one....until Friday. when i found out that the board by the gym was mine. and i found out with 3 hours left at school, going out of town on Saturday and not returning until open house time on Sunday. eek. so i quickly started to find how i was going to decorate my board. i figured that a "welcome to art" board would make no sense, because then all the parents would be looking for the art room that is *no where* near the gym. so instead, i made a quick board about our S.M.A.R.T. program, of which i am a part this year.
i drew our mascot, The Eakin Einstein, (copied from the original art, not sure why the neck is so skinny, not my design) and printed off some pictures & info about the program (luckily, i found an online article about the S.M.A.R.T. program from last year with pics & info about our school and some other elementary schools around Shelbyville. i added some bubbles coming from his test tube to fill the negative space (it really could use more, only 3 hours though!) and was finished. i made my own borders from butcher paper with wiggle scissors, it at least gets the job done. so, my first bulletin board of my teaching career? rushed, ill supplied, but overall, i'm proud of what was accomplished.