Well, after moving across the country and preparing for and teaching my first week of school, I’ve finally come up for air. I thought you might like to see my classroom and where those quilts went. As you can see, there is a space theme going on here.
Fabric works great for covering bulletin boards. This space themed line of fabric is from Connecting Threads.
One of the first things I teach is how to say my name. It’s easy for the kids, but still hard for the adults!
I will be joining the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge starting on Sept 1. I think this is the 5th time I have participated, so I didn’t want to miss it. I don’t know how I’ll have time, but let’s just say my “paintings” will be small and simple. I look forward to re-connecting with all my artist friends.
I know it looks like I’m getting a lot of things done, but as soon as school starts, I know I won’t have any time for any “extras”. Here is more artwork I have done for the school music website I am building. John Williams will be our first “composer of the month”. I thought he would go along with our music room space theme ( you know Star Wars and all). So here is my John Williams “doodle”.
I have been absent from the blog “scene” for sometime, and I apologize. But I have been busy. My last post was about my retirement from my long arm quilting business (at least for the immediate future). But now I have a new career. I have been hired by the Clark County School District (Las Vegas, NV) to teach in an elementary school of 900 students. And I teach them all! I am their new music teacher. I am an Orff specialist (you can google that!) teaching general music to grades Kindergarten to 5th grade. I will also teach choir and a select percussion ensemble. It’s what I did before I became a professional quilter. But I am not done with quilting. So what would a music teacher/quilter do? Make quilts to decorate her classroom, of course! Here is the first. It’s going on the wall next to my classroom door. I’ll be showing a few more of my creations in the next few days.
What every music classroom needs! Original design by Pam Schoessow