Snow recently struck our neck of the "woods," and like any other "sane" school district/county south of the Mason Dixon line, we had a 2 hour early release last week due to the potential 1-3" of accumulation. As any teacher (art or otherwise) can attest to, once the word gets out that WE'RE GOING HOME EARLY!, the day is pretty much shot in regards to getting anything productive accomplished. Couple that with the fact that it's a week before Winter break, and, well, maybe you can understand why I trashed my plans that day and allowed the students to play art games and take part in other free choice art activities. I only feel slightly hypocritical.
And follow that 2 hour early release day with a 2 hour delay day, and, well, not much was accomplished that day either. I mean, how can you start anything new when you have only 12 out of 20 students show up, it's the last art class before break, and the students are cracked out on snow? Which is why I let my 3rd graders make *gasp* holiday cards. And now I feel completely hypocritical.
Happy countdown to break. What are your plans for the final few days?