Friday, September 11, 2015


I have been back one week and still have not seen quite seen everyone (because of the holiday and A/B rotation), but will re-greet everyone by mid-week next week.

Updating all the grade level pages is a few weeks out, because of this slower start. Please forgive me.

One of the first projects I do every year in Kindergarten is a cut paper sunflower. There are several educational reasons, but also because they a just so beautiful and every child can be sucessful.

This project is a great way to see how well students handle scissors and glue. It also has multiple directions, which is challenging for young minds. Each one is quite different which I like to think is a nice reflection about the different personalities with each class....and everywhere.

Here are a few from yesterday's class. Pretty wonderful!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Welcome Back

Welcome back to school!

Those who know me know I had a family emergency right at the beginning of the school year, so I had a late start to class. I will be working hard to catch up in the next couple weeks, BUT that will not affect the student classes.

I am happy to be back to see all the familiar student faces and a few new ones. As my substitute says, "It is fun to teach at Capitol Hill because the students have good art skills and know what to do in class." Compliments to you - Students!

My plan is to have a fun year (as it always is) and to bring some new projects in to the rotation, so we all continue to learn and grow.

More later.
Nancy Helmsworth