March is Youth Art Month (YAM). It is a way for us to advocate the importance of art in schools, as well as promote our students' artwork. Each teacher can submit up to five works of art from their students. From there they are sent to regionals where students have the chance to win awards for their work. The works are then sent to the state capital in Wisconsin where they are displayed. The students are always so enthusiastic to have their artwork showcased. I was lucky enough to have three outstanding artists who had their art shown at the capital. I also had the privilege of student teaching with Kathy Bareis who gave a speech at the capital for YAM. To make things even more awesome, one of our students was chosen to give a speech about how art builds bridges. Let me tell ya, I am one fortunate and proud art teacher. Sadly, I didn't have the opportunity to make it to the capital to see the speech (I was subbing for Kathy). I am proud of each and every one of my students, whether they were featured in YAM or not. Here is a video of my student speaking at the capital. Excuse me while I try not to cry!
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President. Apple Teacher.