Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thankful


  It's the little things in life that can make someone's day. Don't you think? 
Here are a few examples that made my week awesome: 
Last Monday, kindergarteners finished learning to observe and paint a cardinal. 
Here's the lesson from last year.  Fortunately for us, multiple cardinals fluttered outside our art room bird feeder during both kindergarten art classes.  What were the chances of that?  We all gathered around the small window, full of curiosity and excitement, directly observing colors, shapes, features and movement. It sure was much better than looking at a photograph on the Smartboard!

Unbeknownst to me, one boy went home, observed many other pictures of birds and drew. And drew. And drew some more.  What more could an art teacher ask for? (Thanks to his mom for sharing the photo)

 Two former students, smiling young ladies, returned at the end of the day to pick up a younger sibling and took time to chat with me.  That would have been enough right there!  However, one tells me, that she's really good at a pop trivia app called "Trivia Crack".  She aces all the art questions and tells friends it's because of her grade school art teacher!  I'll take it. Yet another reason why art is relevant in the 21st century! 



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