Don Jeter Art

Photo of Mrs. Shay

Mrs. Shay

Art Teacher

cshay@alvinisd.net

(281) 245-5912

Room: 126

Conference:

Mon. - Thurs.

11:00-11:30am

Hello, I'm Mrs. Shay!

This is my first year teaching art at Don Jeter Elementary, and I am so excited to work with your child. Fresh in my career as an art teacher, I bring high enthusiasm, passion, and optimism for my students. I have been a member of the Alvin ISD community since I was a student at E.C. Mason Elementary. I hold a BFA in Communication Design from Texas State University, and I have been a professional graphic designer for five years, working in advertising and higher education. A fun fact about me is that I am also a small business owner of a design company called Ciara Designs!


While your child is with me in the Art Room, they will explore new skills, express themselves, seek to understand others and experience creative problem-solving. We will learn about artists and art history, as well as colors, shapes, and other art elements. Throughout the year, your child will choose art projects to keep, to share, and to show, however all artwork will go home with them at the end of the year. I look forward to sparking your child's imagination, growing their communication skills and sharing my love for art with them!

ART CLASSROOM WISHLIST

We have everything we need for an amazing year in art, but if you would like to donate materials to our classroom, here is a list of consumable supplies we'd appreciate! Art room donations can be dropped off at the front desk at any time throughout the school year. Thank you!

Air Freshener

Ballpoint Pens

Color File Folders

Computer Paper

Crayons

Dixie Cups (3 fl. oz.)

Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

Facial Tissue

Glue Sticks

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes

No. 2 Pencils

Paper Plates

Post-it Notes

Pump Hand Sanitizer (12 fl. oz.)

Scotch Tape

Washable Markers

White Cardstock Paper

Yarn (all colors)

Art Room News

Check out the awesome things we've been doing in class!

"Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves, and to explore what is possible."

- MaryAnn F. Kohl

Behavior in Art Class...

I know we will have a great year in art class! In the event that I do need to share any updates with parents about behavior issues, I will rely on ClassDojo to communicate. Specials teachers have been added to all homeroom teachers' ClassDojo accounts.

Messy child covered in paint

Art Can Get Messy...

We will try to keep your child’s clothes clean. However, accidents do happen. If your child comes home with “ART” on their clothes try the following.

1) Scrape residue from garment.

2) Pre-treat area with a little soap/detergent and water.

3) Wash as directed on garment (it may take a few washes).

Our Art Bitmoji Classroom

You and your student can use our Art Bitmoji Classroom as an amazing resource for:

  • Visiting our art class website

  • Exploring art history and famous artists

  • Playing art games

  • Learning and writing our alphabet

  • Reading books related to our art lessons

Mrs. Shay Bitmoji online

Covid-19 Protective Measures

Mrs. Shay Bitmoji washing hands

Wash Your Hands

often or for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer, if water and soap are not available.

Mrs. Shay Bitmoji touching germs on face

Avoid Touching

your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Mrs. Shay Bitmoji sneezing into elbow

Cover Your Mouth and Nose

with a tissue or into your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Throw away your tissue and wash your hands.

Mrs. Shay Bitmoji giving air hug

Give Air High-Fives and Hugs

to social distance, while greeting others.

Mrs. Shay Bitmoji sanitizing

Clean and Disinfect

surfaces and objects that people touch often.

Mrs. Shay Bitmoji social distancing

Avoid Close Contact

with people who are sick, sneezing or coughing.