Pebbles on the Edge

Pebbles on the Edge
Lake McDonald, 2014

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Weird Cell-phone Photographs

Just a collection of weird pictures taken from my cell...usually from a moving vehicle.

School is out, students and teachers have gone home or on holiday, the yearbook got finished (thank goodness!), I checked out of school on Monday finally, and I'm officially off for the summer. I've decided once again to entirely revise my curriculum, which I can do with impunity because I'm just the art teacher and art isn't important in the big NCLB scheme of things. I'm already excited about introducing art concepts and mixing it up with large doses of art history--in which I have a minor--and integrating some geometry through tesselations, perspective drawing, and polyhedra; and science through experiments with color theory and light. Should be interesting...might get a little language and literature in there too. The kids will be writing as well, every day, and reverse-engineering some of their projects. They may not like it, but they are going to work next year!


Melis said...

Oh yeah, crack the whip Gig! Maybe a few of them will get that all learning is connected. :)

Eilidh said...

Haha! One can hope, but in this day and age of entitlement, if the answers aren't immediately apparent (or handed to them)they will remain ignorant of the connections between everything, and ignorant as well that my responsibility only entails providing the opportunity. The other verb is LEARNING, and I can't do that for them. OOH! I'm on a roll!

Eilidh said...

Oh, and I didn't even get to the "instant gratification" aspect! Sustained effort is alien to the experience of most of these kids. Hopefully they will come to understand that something worth doing well usually takes more than five minutes.