Well, it's official. They gave me keys and everything. For at least the next six weeks I will be the art teacher at a small, semi-rural middle/high school. As things become routine, I imagine my blog posts will diminish in frequency.
The teacher I'm subbing for called me last night, and we spent nearly an hour on the phone going over her classes, and talking about the weeks to come. I mentioned some of my biggest concerns in my previous post. She was able to clear up a lot of them, though I'm really not looking forward to putting the gnomes in the kiln at some point. I had to move them today, and put them in a safer storage area (than on the main counter in the room) Several of them fell apart when I picked them up - oops.
My middle school students are working on a project that needs a lot of construction paper. I got out a large selection, but several times I allowed kids to go into the storage room to get other colors. Towards the end of the day, when I had a real chance to go back and check out the room, I found that it was trashed. I guess I learned a lesson.