My students and I live in a rural district that is about 1 hour from a small metropolitan area and over 4 hours from a major metropolitan area. Our entire school district is consolidated on one campus which contributes to the sense of community and pride that my students have in their school.
I love the fact that my students are eager to learn and are interested in everything.
I have a model of the Eiffel Tower in my classroom and am always surprised by how many students recognize it, want to talk about it, and want to learn more. As their art teacher, I want to help them learn about what the world has to offer, while also teaching them to recognize and appreciate what is around them.
Because my students see the world as a wonderful place, they renew my faith in the goodness of people and in the future of our world.
My school has no color printer available for teachers or students to use. Additionally, my school is in a rural area where access to art museums is very limited.
Access to a color printer would allow me to develop lessons where my students create works of art, photograph them, and print them to "sell" to their classmates, who are pretending to be museum curators or just patrons of the arts.
This lesson would not only introduce my elementary students to the concept of the art museum, but it would help them consider not only their own, but others' art preferences.
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