In the 2017-18 school year, the population at school I worked in was super tiny. I started with only a sixth grade class of one student and ended the year with a class of five. It really became a class that felt like a ‘family’, and that vibe was kind of cool.

Throughout the year, I would sometimes draw my own window art (based on different images I had found) that was based entirely on the units that we were doing. The following collage showcases a few of the different units we did that year:

Drawing on windows using chalk markers!

From left to right, the drawings include a cartoon version of Shakespeare holding a skull, a side-profile of Aspasia, an attempt to replicate the cover of the first Artemis Fowl novel, and Titania and Nick Bottom from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

It made the classroom feel really colourful and gave it a life of its own! Also, it was something that generated interest among the students and their families (or even families who were going on tours of the school).

It also looked really cool with the sun streaming through the windows.

Reflection of drawings.

A reflection from the sun, reflecting the drawings on the wall: “6th Grade,” Titania and Nick Bottom, and Artemis Fowl.

Anyway, I thought I’d share a bit of my work before I launched into showing some of the work the kids have done in my classes.

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