I imagine it'll take me awhile to find my voice, to get the hang of this, to be faithful to blogging. I so appreciate any and all others who may join in on this great experiment.
I had some major trouble coming up with a name for this blog, which sadly is the first step via blogger (thanks a lot, blogger, for all that brain racking).
Then, today, during another in-service day (for which I again was given zero direction, but that's a post for another day), a teacher asked me if I had any meetings to attend today. Ha! With only two elementary art teachers in our little district, and the other chick about to go out on maternity leave, no, I did not have any meetings to attend today. "I am an island," I told him.
And then, instead of cutting paper or hanging displays or writing lesson plans like I should have, I began to think. I doubt I'm the only specialist in a small district who feels so isolated, like her own tiny island.
For awhile now, I've been following art teachers' blogs as a way of staying sane--connecting myself to other people in my (paint-stained) shoes, sharing ideas and frustrations and all that jazz.
Here we are, a bunch of islands, connected. Like an archipelago--a chain of islands.
And ARTipelago was born (cue happy music!).
|Ooooo, archipelagos are neat (just like art teachers!)|