Hello Art teachers.... I was just recently hired as the K-8 Art Teacher at a different school within my district for next year! I am VERY excited! I have my bachelor's in Art Ed and this dream has been a looooong time coming! I have taught art a few times before in the past, but it was mostly K-5th. This new job I'm taking on is K-8th. I'd say I'm a bit nervous about 7th and 8th grade since I have not taught art to those grade levels before. I have been looking at the standards, and also talking to art teacher friends of mine. (including my dad who is a retired art educator). I have to come up with art electives for 7th and 8th grade for next year. I'm thinking about gong basic and doing drawing and painting, but I'm not sure. Was wondering if any of you had any ideas, suggestions, etc? Your input is always appreciated! I am excited to be joining this forum of Art teachers!