Ready to Go!

Hello! I hope everyone has had a nice start to the week. I just wanted to give an update on my progress so far since everything is really coming together and my program will be beginning very soon!

For the past two weeks I have been working hard to recruit kids to participate in my art program. I emailed individuals I know who have kids with special needs, reached out to Special Olympics, a speech therapist at Chapel Hill High School, a teacher I worked with at McDougle Middle School, and a few other organizations I could think of. Although I struggled at first to get families on board, all of a sudden over the weekend I heard from 6 families all at once. So now I have 9 local kids participating in all!

So many supplies!!!

I have also been ordering all of the supplies and putting together art kits for the kids to complete the 5 different projects I have planned. My hallway and bathroom are a complete mess right now with art supplies everywhere, but I will be delivering all of the supplies this week, and will then finally be ready to officially start my classes! My first virtual class will be on Thursday, and we will be making colorful pinch pots to hold some really cute little air plants. I am pretty nervous right now about doing this virtually, but hopefully everything will go smoothly!

I will definitely be giving an update later this week about how the class goes!


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  1. Alex, good luck with today’s class! Can’t wait to hear how it goes and what you learn from the experience. Teaching online will take some adjustment, only some of which you can really do until you’ve tried it, but I’m confident you’ll find a way.

    1. Thank you so much! I was really nervous at first, but I think that the class went better than expected, and it was a lot of fun!

  2. Alex this sounds so cool! I’m so glad you got so many people interested, and good luck with everything 🙂

    1. Thank you so much. Good luck with your study too!

    • Jen Rogers on July 19, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Alex, you demonstrated such patience, tenacity, maturity, and professionalism during the recruiting process. I’m SO happy that your efforts have come to fruition!

    1. Thank you so much! That was definitely the most challenging and uncertain part of this project, and I truly appreciate all of your help and guidance along the way.

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