Actually...Ol' Mr. E went to the cupboard....and this is what I found!?!?!?
I am thankful for all that I do have....don't get me wrong, but I'm starting to worry about what I don't have so far this school year....MY SUPPLY MONEY!! I know many schools have little to no budget for their art teachers, but I have always been blessed with at least $2 to $3 a child(depending on budget cuts given years). Now...that is still a challenge to buy supplies for 550+ students that have art once a week for 36 weeks (think about doing a quality project for $0.06 a child each week). Go to Michael's or Jo-Ann's and see if they can find a project that can be done for that!!! :) ha ha ANYWAYS!?!?!?!?!? The money is at the school now...but has not been "released" to be used yet. I'm good on most of my supplies....but my tempera paint, good drawing/painting paper, glue, and my construction paper(some colors) are starting to run dangerously low. For those of you who get nothing...I'm sorry if I'm sounding ungrateful. I know I am blessed!!!! But for me...at my school....for my program....I am not use to this. Even if they released the money this week....I probably would not get my supplies till almost Christmas break. That being said...I am an art teacher...AND I WILL BE CREATIVE IN MY TEACHING & THE SUPPLIES I USE!!!! :) ha ha That is what we do...we make it work(thanks Tim Gunn for letting me use that).