Grateful for ArtsJunktion

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.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
Searching for material. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

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.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
Emptied shelves. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

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?

Last week:

Lavender Ladi was grateful for a new challenge

Laura was grateful for springtime

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

(Join me and share something that you have been grateful for in the past week. Link up with my post so that I know you have participated)

13 thoughts on “Grateful for ArtsJunktion

  1. First of all I am grateful I can finally access your blog. I’ve tried several times over the last days and couldn’t. Weird, it happened with all blogs with their own domain. Secondly, I am grateful that I am able to assist someone in their healing which makes me think less of my own health, and thirdly I am happy to have a great crowd of blogger friends to share my virtual presence with. This is a very positive initiative, Colline. You are surrounded by some good people.

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    1. This is not good news Paula. I am wondering whether others have this problem as well. I bought the domain expecting visits to be easier – not more difficult.
      Helping others seems to help me as well – with my health, with my well-being, and with inspiration.
      Hope you are well Paula. It was good to read your comments today.


  2. I am grateful for having a little bit of money,t he husband has a job, I live indoors in a comfortable house, I have 2 boys who I love to the moon (professional Ballet dancer’s) one of them just auditioned for, “Dirty Dancy” the Musical…Traveling the country. Finger’s crossed and I am always grateful for my health and my family’s health. Being in love and being loved by my husband and son’s. ❤ So much to say, "Thank You," for…


    1. Fingers crossed for your boy – he certainly hasn’t chosen an easy career to follow. Getting a part in the musical would be such a wondeerful experience for him.


      1. Oh I know…He Auditioned last week. He is really living the life of a starving artist. He took the $36 bus to NY from VA…Then he couch surfed for a place to stay. He ran short of money to get home so I spotted him some cash. It really is dedication to be in that line of work !!! So many disappointments and tears, yes the guys have tear too !!! Luckily for him he has a mom & dad who love him too pieces and always will have his back. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for updates !! Blessings ❤

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    1. No I haven’t Laura. I will begin it again this week. During the last month I was ill, and then I had too many deadlines at work to complete. Now that all the work is done, I have a chance to breathe and blog again.


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