Featured in SCHOOL ARTS MAGAZINE
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Mrs. St.John's Classroom!
"St. John art classroom featured in art magazine, recovers from flood"
There is little coincidence in art teacher Jessica St. John’s classroom at Cactus Ranch Elementary School as the placement and selection of the decor and classroom organization seems to be meticulously selected and placed.
“One good thing to come out of the flooding was that it gave me an opportunity to reorganize all of my supplies,” St. John said, making light of a recent flood in her classroom that resulted in her losing books, personal belongings and some supplies.
In January, the classroom’s kiln, a type of oven that produces temperatures sufficient for hardening, drying, or creating chemical changes that can be used for pottery, timed on, resulting in the classroom sprinklers going off, flooding the art room and some near by rooms.
Students and the school community rallied behind St. John after the flooding to provide money and supplies to replenish her room, St. John said. Parents donated chalk board paint, which covers her walls to make every corner of the room a potential masterpiece. For example, students and brothers Maddox and Aidan Logue donated their Target gift cards from their Christmas presents to help replace damaged items.
From the yellow rocking chair, a prominent piece from her mother’s classroom, a longtime art teacher at Brushy Creek Elementary School, to the empty paint buckets that serve as a classroom basketball game for students, St. John’s classroom has a special reputation at the school and across the nation. In March, SchoolArts Magazine featured her classroom in a photo spread.
See photos from St. John’s classroom below or by clicking here.