Teachers are always looking for things that may enrich the experience of the children in the classroom. The hunt is always on for craft supplies, paper, or any item that may make a project interesting. A couple of years ago, my mentor introduced me to a wonderful resource: ArtsJunktion, a place where educators can go to find small things that others label ‘junk’. Individual people and companies donate things to the centre which a few wonderful women sort and place into bins and on shelving for us to search through.
Yesterday I went with a couple of other teachers in search of items I could use for an art project I have in mind. A visit to the ArtsJunktion is always hit and miss as you can never be sure what you will find there. I did not find exactly what I wanted – but I saw something else that would work as well. In addition I found paper, binders, card that I could use to make my games and flashcards, as well as containers which I will use to organise the craft supplies I have in my classroom cupboard.
This week I am grateful for the ArtsJunktion, a centre that has saved me many times from spending money on items that I want to use in my classroom. In addition, I am grateful to the teacher who drove us there and carried in her car all that we found of use in the centre. This morning we will unload her vechile of all the goods we found, and begin new activities in our classrooms.
What have you been grateful for this week?
Lavender Ladi was grateful for a new challenge
Laura was grateful for springtime
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
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