Janitor Leaves Inspirational Messages in Artwork for Elementary School Students

This Iowa: Janitor Leaves Inspirational Artwork Messages for Elementary School Students Every Day



before the students here in wa ki arrive at school every morning. Something magical and mysterious happens here every night. Every morning at Woodland Hills elementary school first graders and in Katie Becker’s class. I can’t wait to go to school as the lights come on, their faces light up, dazed to be greeted by a mysterious and simple surprise. It’s the first thing they look for in a *** message or piece of art left every morning by a *** man the night before. They only know him as Mr. Josh. And that’s what I think Mr. Josh looks like. We know who Mr. Josh is, but we’ve never met him in real life. He draws so many good things and I would like to draw him. We wanted to meet the mysterious man who works nights to add excitement to the school day. I like the mystery side. So who is Mr. Josh? We found the school janitor alone in the evenings vacuuming the floors, disinfecting the desks. For the most part they don’t know who I am, which is pretty cool, adds to the mystery. While cleaning the classroom, Josh Samuelson ponders how to paint smiles on children’s faces. He imagined himself sitting in those little chairs. I was just here vacuuming like I usually do and I notice every time I drag my vacuum around. One way the mat would get lighter and if I swipe it the other way it would get darker, the caretaker in a learning environment *** teaches a lesson *** about his own cleanliness and creativity go together. His ideas are not swept under the rug, but in the rug, *** the rug in the corner is his canvas. His bare hands. His brush. It started with a *** smiley one day last fall and then a *** pig with a snout. ***bumblebee with ***bumblebee ***bat with ***batman. Usually I just write the word days tonight. *** countdown to the last day of school. Samuelson scans the room for clues to see what the kids are studying, kinda everything they were learning that day, I tried to incorporate into art. He wanted to add detail and color. So he moved over to the whiteboard when he saw ***polygon there he drew pokemon that night he spotted charlotte’s canvas and pulled out his toolbox of markers to make its magic. It will be as if pieces of wood were there the next morning as the children made their way to the board. I’m glad to find a *** message from their mystery man. I hope you have a *** fantastic Friday. Mr. Josh Charlotte wrote something on his website. So when I saw this thing, I thought it was really cool that he tried to copy what was in there and it said wooded hills and this morning before summer vacation. The biggest surprise of the whole school year. Yeah. Oh my God, hello everyone. It’s Mr Josh. Yes, I finally meet everyone. It’s very nice to meet you. The invisible artist appears. What’s up Mr. Josh came in like Mr. Rogers, you lost a fucking tooth. There are so many lost teeth here. The kids doodled, You’re Awesome and You’re Awesome, and the best way to write in first grade. I love all of this. And finally answered the one question they all had. How to draw good smileys? Lots of practice showing them how it’s done. If you make a direction, it is a light color type. I could make a *** flower with a *** smiling face inside. I have to go down with Brush. Samuelson inspired 20 young artists and posted their thank you notes in his janitor’s closet next to his brooms. The icing on the cake. Yes. The highlight of my week was finally getting to meet all of the wonderful kids I’ve been drawn to all year, babysitters kind of have the short end of the stick. So when we have that much support to do things like that, it definitely makes a hell of a difference. Absolutely. The guard who didn’t like school as a *** kid loves it now. I didn’t get anything like that when I was in school, it was basically just that you’re there to learn, not *** a whole bunch of fun stuff like that, like, I couldn’t tell ya the names of my janitors when I was in school. Very cool. All alone at night. The janitor brings joy in the morning. You can definitely see the excitement on their faces. Something new in the classroom is always fun and always triggers some kind of imaginative process. Anything that isn’t a typical school day that the kids really love may be the most important lesson learned in this class this year, a little simple effort can make a big difference. No matter where you are in life, you can find a *** way to leave your mark and from your little corner of the world, make the world *** happier. He’s really nice and I can’t believe he’s actually Jane, you’re not an artist. I feel like his news work should be an artist. It’s funny. It excites children. They love to see it and that’s enough for me. As long as it keeps kids smiling when they come to class to see something new I’m doing, I’ll keep doing it in case you were wondering. The mysterious artist will probably reappear at the start of the school year this fall.

This Iowa: Janitor Leaves Inspirational Artwork Messages for Elementary School Students Every Day

Students from Woodland Hills Elementary in Waukee come to class each morning to unravel a mystery. Each night, custodian Josh Samuelson creates artwork for students to find inspiration for the next morning. In the video above, watch Cynthia Fodor’s final report before her retirement from KCCI.More Here are stories from Iowa:

Students from Woodland Hills Elementary in Waukee come to class every morning to solve a mystery.

Each night, custodian Josh Samuelson creates artwork for students to find inspiration for the next morning.

In the video above, watch Cynthia Fodor’s last report before her retirement from KCCI.

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