Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Art Show Selection

This week the 5th and 6th graders at Berry Intermediate are each choosing one piece of art work from their portfolios to be displayed in the district art show.  Our art show represents grades one through twelve and is held at our high school.  I really enjoy this part of getting ready for the art show because the students have been working so hard all year, their portfolios are full and they get to see the result of all of the hard work.  Some students have no trouble making a selection and quickly accomplish the task of filling out a name tag and turning in their piece.  Others ask for assistance of which I happily give by asking the student to lay out all of their projects, and one by one take away the projects they would not want to turn in.  This "whittling down" process makes it easy for them to choose the piece that will be turned in.  Below are  a few snap-shots of the last three days of art show selection.

 In the past I filled out the labels myself but this year I am having the students fill out their own labels and it saves me so much time.  I don't know why I didn't do this sooner!

The next couple of weeks will prove to be a marathon of art show preparation (mounting and labeling) all of the pieces that the students have chosen.  Luckily, I have the help of a few wonderful parent volunteers and my own two parents to help!  Parent volunteers rock!  And so do my Mom and Dad!