Hey, Grade 5.
I could not be more pleased to see you all in action on the graffiti wall. You were so keen and engaged. We had amazing conversations after the experience about ownership of art and public spaces. Some of our discussions were challenging, however, overall, I truly believe that each of you went away with happy feelings and a higher understanding about how we work together to create.
Creativity and communication are, in my humble opinion, the cornerstones of our humanity. Kudos to you all for taking the time to do both with our wonderful visiting artist, Alex Face. So happy this experience will be in your memory banks for a lifetime.
With a career spanning 25 years, I have worked alongside children from infancy to 9th grade in a generalist classroom setting. To my delight and surprise, an opportunity arose for me to become an art teacher in 2015. My first year was a learning experience and I expect that will be the case with all the years to follow.