Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Three Little Kittens - a morning surprise!

Today started with sweet 2nd grader Vivi coming to my room to show me her creations.

Let me back up. When Vivi came to kindergarten, from Mexico, dressed like a little princess in homemade dresses with lace and bows, she didn't speak a word of English. As a matter of fact, she didn't speak a WORD her whole kindergarten year in art class. I was worried, but she always drew beautiful pictures so I knew there was a child inside the beautiful exterior.

Beautiful, shy, artistic Vivi seems to enjoy art class, but even now, she is still soft-spoken, and rarely initiates any conversation with me. So today's visit was a surprise. My morning began first with a phone call from her teacher, telling me Vivi was on her way to my room to show me kittens she had made from boxes. He called me in case she couldn't/wouldn't actually verbalize why she had come to see me.

Simple and cute, these kittens were made from tiny boxes. I asked her questions, and SHE ANSWERED!! She said that she made them herself and nobody showed her how! Don't you love the little paw sticking up on the kitty on the right?

Below is momma kitty.

And here's the kicker: the two kittens fit INSIDE of momma kitty!

Vivi told me she had two more boxes, pink and purple, and she was going to make a kitty for ME! Her visit got my day off to the best kind of start!


  1. That is why I teach art to children. :)

  2. Isn't it rewarding to find out how you have touched someone like this little girl!! She is probably working away on YOUR kitty right now:))

  3. How sweet is that! What a treasure...

  4. Hi Phyl,

    Are you counting the days? I am kinda jealous that you'll be free as a bird come June! Anywho, I found Painting withbrains!!!! She had been fooling around with her blog settings and locked us out. She will remedy the situation ASAP. I told her a day without her humor was a day without sunshine! Have a great weekend!


    1. Pat, Not counting, except maybe to my art show. Just too busy busy busy. I'm up to my eyeballs in garden gnomes and crazy bottles for our Chihuly tower and starched coffee filters; and the state tests are going on and the kids are bonkers.

  5. So cute. These moments make all the headaches worth it.