Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school!  The first week is nearly over, and boy am I tired!

Over the summer, I often forget how much work teaching is, but also how much fun it can be.  It's been great to see familiar faces return (both students and staff) and to have new 6th grade artists to meet!

I have a lot of fun upcoming news bits, projects, and plans for this year.  In October, we'll be joined by a student teacher, Emily Bruzzini, from Elmhurst College.  She'll be around to learn with us from about Halloween-time until Winter break.

I'm trying out new sculpture projects with both seventh and sixth grades this year... but I won't give them away quite yet, since I want it to be a surprise!  Other projects will be tweaked and slightly altered to fit our very short 6-week schedule for both 6 and 7th grades.

Be sure to utilize the Sandburg Art website for project info and other grade-level specific information.  Right now, a lot of last year's project info is still posted, but much of it is still relevant and will still be used this year.  As information changes, the website will be updated, so be sure to check back periodically.  If there's something specific you're looking for, or if you have questions... or just want to drop me a line to say "hi," you can always send me an email: jleban (at) elmhurst205 (dot) org

Let's make it a great new year!
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