This week was busy busy busy in the art room. Meeting the new teacher, learning the new rules/procedures, and finding time to start making art was hard! But we did it. Here's what we talked and learned about the first week:
Kindergarten-2nd Grade: there are all different kinds of art! We watched a fun video all about art, and then made our very own!
3rd-5th grade: what is art really? Is art what you see in a museum, what you make in art class, or the shirt you wore to school? We reflected on this, doing a sorting activity on the Smartboard, and then created pictures of what we think art is. Remember, there is no right or wrong answer!
Hello Windsor Wildcats! It's hard to believe another summer has come and gone! It's always sad to see summer go, but oh so exciting to start a fresh new school year! You may have noticed that the school year is not the only thing that is new, but the Windsor art teacher as well. I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself...
My full name is Ms. Kasprzak (Casper-Zack), but you can call me "Ms. K." I have a very very long history with District 25, starting as a Kindergartner at Dryden (that's me in the Mickey and Minnie Mouse shirt on the far right).
After six fun-filled years at Dryden, I transformed into a South Cardinal, and then a Rolling Meadows Mustang. I have always loved art, but started studying it seriously in high school. I wanted to share my knowledge and passion for art with others, so I decided being an art teacher was my true calling. I spent four years studying Art Education at Northern Illinois University. Before finishing college and representing the entire Visual and Performing Arts graduating class as a student marshal, I was back in District 25 student teaching at Dryden and Thomas. Since I love District 25 so much, I spent a year substitute teaching in the district, along with teaching summer school, and doing various art projects for Food Services. If you happen to be in the cafeteria at South or Thomas take a look by the serving line, I painted most of those murals!
Outside of the district, I also taught art in Chicago Public Schools, and spent last year at Shabonee Elementary School in Northbrook. Being a life-long learner is EXTREMELY important to me, so I went back to school and recently became certified to teach English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL), and work as a Librarians Assistant.
Since I live in the area, you may catch me at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library (my favorite place to go!), or walking my three dogs around downtown Arlington Heights.
If there is anything else you would like to know feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the art room if you are in the building. Also check my blog for frequent updates on all the happenings in the art room.
It's going to be a great year, I'm glad we get to experience it together!