Our PTA pays for our "Art Smarts" program and I love it. This program provides an assembly to tell the kids about the life of the artist and show some of his/her work. Then an art teacher comes to our classroom once for 45 minutes during a two week period. It is extra special for me, because my art teacher is always a former student's parent. I had her son when I started teaching and we have remained friends. Don't you just love those kind of parents. My kids love it and I love it. This time I was smart enough to take pictures of the kiddos creating their works of art. Kinder and First created "Poppies"
The other thing that I love about this program - not every grade does the same project. Second grade does a different art project than Sixth Grade. It is wonderful. When I grow up I want to work for Patrice the owner of "Art Smarts".