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i do it for the $$$ 


In June, at the end of the school year, I promised myself that I would take a break from the blog this summer. My thought was that at the end of the summer and the beginning of the new school year I would feel a renewed sense of excitement towards art ed and blogging both. 

I think it’s worked! I haven’t looked at any notifications or anything the entire summer and I am so ready to jump back in and share what we will be learning and expiramenting with this year. But since the school year hasn’t actually started, I guess I’ll just have to leave you with this…

😇 time to go back to the crazy life!

3 Years of Blogging!


How exciting!  Today is the 3 year anniversary of TinyArtRoom!  I feel I have come far in these 3 years.  When I first started, I was taking pictures of everything with my digital camera and then downloading them to the computer and then uploading them to the site then writing my post and inserting as I went.  Now I mostly use the WordPress app on my iPhone and iPad and it is so much faster and easier!  Now, more than ever, I am enjoying sharing my student artwork and the lessons I find and/or design.  I didn’t really discover the world of art teacher blogs until I started my own.  It is such a sharing community and I love to see all the amazing lessons by my peers.  Pinterest has kind of taken over but I still visit all of my favorite blogs on a regular basis.  

So to all my regular visitors and to the new visitors, thank you for coming to see what we are doing in this tiny corner of the art world!  

Y’all come back soon, ya hear! 😉

A Kindred Spirit…


I saw this post listed on the Freshly Pressed page of WordPress. I was immediately drawn to it because of the bright and shiny picture of the “magical” 64 color box of Crayola crayons. The difference between me and the writer is that I am a color-order nazi and would rearrange my crayons into rainbow order. It never even occurred to me to leave them in the order that they were sent in. I also have a “Mine” and “Their’s” supply of pencils, crayons, markers, etc. available for students. In one of my classrooms, I have a closed-off office and can keep my supply safely on my desk. In my other classroom, I have to always have the eagle eye on my desk to make sure they don’t use my pencils with erasers still on, my non-dried out markers with the caps all on the correct colors, and my color pencils with their carefully sharpened points. I try to instill in my students the ability to care for the materials, even though they don’t belong to only themselves. I always praise the students that I see caring for our materials and fixing those markers with the wrong color caps. How is that not a good lesson to teach??? Take care of your stuff and it will last much much longer!!! (Duh.)
The Crayon Facist