Art Room Tours!

Hello bloggy friends! I’m posting pictures of my lower and upper elementary art rooms this week. I have two rooms, one in each building because I serve over 1,000 students; about 150 a day! I can’t even store all the supplies for that many kids in one room! Its been crazy, fun, happy, and stressful as I start this new journey!

Come on a tour with me! We will start with the littles. Their art room is all about storytime and my theme is Storybook Woods. I am using a lot of children’s books to teach art this year and I thought some new and old favorite characters would make the room welcoming and cozy.

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Drippy rainbows help little ones find the art room again if they have to leave for the bathroom 😉
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This is thankfully, a really big room. Unfortunately, there are no windows because its a safe room. On top of the shelves are some fun old stuffed animals. On the right are some Peter Rabbit animals and in the right corner are my sweet Paddingtons.
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Still trying to get everything situated 😉
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A Few of My Favorite Things!
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Our mat and demo area

 

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Time for Art!

I’m still working on these rooms, but I did not have a lot of time before school started to set them up. I’m sure they will evolve with my experiences teaching art. It’s been a hard brain shift to go from regular school to specials.

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Don’t worry Paddington- I will! Paddington is my favorite literary bear!

Next we visit the big kids in another building. This is my satellite location. I spend most of my day in the littles building. It’s my home building where I have duty and lunch.

The bigger kid building is a ton of fun though because I get to see all my first graders that have left my classroom the last few years. It’s so bittersweet. This time I decided to do an ocean/50s school theme. I used ocean colors since my walls were blue and put some of my vintage school stuff on display.

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More drippy rainbows!
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Come in! This room has a window- so I had to bring some plants!
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Some really old Dick & Jane books with an ancient book-sewn slate and my Fisher-Price schoolhouse- it started young with me!
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My big Paddington my dad got me and my collection of 50s Dick & Jane books.
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My Fisher-Price School Days Desk (again it started young with teacherin’!) and a Happy Apple.
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The chalkboard! It’s all done and such a pleasure to write on! It’s a wonderful porcelain-coated steel surface. This is also our demo area.
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This white board used to be on the chalkboard. Maintenance moved it for me. So thankful for them! The big black box by the ceiling is just a sort of junction box for the internet cables. The shelves are empty because they are for drying.
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We are studying watercolor so we look at Beatrix Potter’s work. My Peter Rabbit is tagging along for the first few weeks!

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Ha ha! My first graders LOVE Viola Swamp from the Miss Nelson books. I made this one year and it always makes me smile.
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I long for the simpler world of Dick & Jane. These books are so lovely. As a real life teacher I just wish they had been written for phonics, not whole-word. Oh well.

End of the day! Woot woot!

With art love and school love to you from “Elementary Street” to you,

-Jaime

 

 

 

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