Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Take me! Take me!


What's going to happen to us?
We watched as some of our friends were packed into a box and left the room yesterday with our mom. We saw others leave with teachers who picked them up, renamed them, and took them to their new homes (a flying pig to a 3rd grade teacher, an iguana to the other 3rd grade teacher, the goofy 4' tall totem pole to a 4th grade teacher, a cat to a social studies teacher, a penguin to a special ed teacher, etc.) BUT WHAT ABOUT US?!

Here's our friends who left in the box:

Yes, this full box of my papier-mache samples made it safely to my home today, loaded with: two Laurel Burch cats, an African-style vessel; three large rain sticks; 2 light bulb maracas; a red, white, and blue pig; a garden gnome; and 3 ice cream cones. And as you already know, the dragon left the art room last Friday.

But my little friends at the top of the post shouldn't worry. Actually, as of this afternoon, dapper Mr. Frog already is in a new home, sitting above the cubbies in a 2nd grade classroom, a really fun place with a cool teacher who does lots of hands-on science. He will be very happy there, I'm sure. He actually had several people hoping to adopt him, but I think I chose the best home for his personality.

Meanwhile, the goofy guy on the left will probably come home with me (I'm rather attached to him) and baldie on the right, actually an unfinished project who was supposed to have a glamorous hairdo, will either find a new home at school or stay in the art room with the new teacher, and with the mummy, the giant crayons, and the dragonfly.

I have two days left. So today my 2nd graders cleaned the tables with shaving cream. BEST ART CLASS EVER, they declared, which made me wonder why I bothered to do all that other stuff that required real preparation! After all, all today's lesson needed was a couple of dollar store shaving cream. Check out the last pic to see what someone wrote.


5 comments:

  1. I gotta hand it to you, Phyl. You are one heluva class act! It couldn't have been easy to part with old"friends" like Mr. Frog. It was very generous of you to spread the love. Do good deeds and the world will be your oyster!

    :)Pat

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  2. I will not be doing any good deeds then...if the world was an oyster..it would smell really bad!!! :) hee hee I have boxes and boxes of teacher examples Phyl!!!! Every time I have a student teacher...I go through my examples and make a starter box.

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    1. Now if the world was a FRIED oyster, YUM.

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  3. Would you consider selling them? I don't know about other folks, but I would love a cat in the style of Laurel Burch. It's cool that you have had all those fun things in your room!

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    1. Oh dear, Junie, here's the thing. Though I suppose I would consider selling, they are made with unprofessional materials suited for an elementary art room and are therefore somewhat fragile. I think it would be both challenging and expensive to pack them to mail, plus the red kitty isn't quite complete -I still have more details to paint ans she has no whiskers yet! So unless you live nearby my northeastern NY state home and would personally transport the cat, they will continue to reside with me. Thanks anyhow!

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