I have over 450 curious minds that come into my classroom, each week, ready to learn about art: both the history and the practice of making it. The students I have are in a wide range of ages 5-14 and grades kindergarten through 8th. For some of my students, this is the first year they have attended my art class, and they are eager to participate! For others, this is another year for them to learn and experience new things. My students are bright and energetic, with creative minds that shock me sometimes, with the great ideas they come up with. Many of the children I teach have a very hard home life, their parents are both working two to three jobs to scrape by, they are homeless, or they come from a broken family. The goal of my classroom is that no matter where they come from, or what is going on outside of school, the students have the same opportunities and materials as students in the schools around here. It can be hard at times, but with the support of people like you, I am able to give these students an amazing art class each year.
Teacher appreciation will soon be upon us. This is the time of year that teachers are thanked for all their hard work.
This year I would like the students to take a leading roll in thanking their teachers.
This is why I am having them create paper flower bouquets for their teacher. Each student will create one flower using paper and a punch or the Cricut. Students will choose paper that they think their teacher would like and then cut a flower shape out of it. Some students will layer their flower shapes to create more detailed work and others will simply use the one layer. When the students have finished creating their flower they will use the pin to attache the center of the flower to the floral wire. Then they will hid the wire and pin using the straw. During teacher appreciation week the students will present their flowers to the teacher in a vase that they made. The flowers are just a small way of allowing each student to create something for their teacher to show how grateful they are that their teacher cares so much.
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