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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

April Teaches Art For The Day!


Dear friends, I've waited for ten years to do this one thing that I've always wanted to do and I finally did it today! Today I had the privilege of being an art teacher for the day and I loved every minute of it! 

Of course, I had to follow the art teacher's lesson plans but when I saw that I could choose an art project for two first grade classes my heart sang, just like the chick in the picture above! I was in my glory as I taught the students how to draw a cat, an owl, and a chick and after those were completed they were asked to draw a larger picture of their favorite animal. 

While the children worked on their masterpieces I was both amused and surprised by the way they portrayed their favorite animals. First of all,


this baby chick put the "W" in "Wow!"


And this picture had me wishing that chicks were born in more colors than yellow.

 
And when it came time to view cats, this one clearly rocked!


And this cat was clearly the grooviest of them all!


And this cat was amazing! I'd love to meet a cat who not only picks apples for dinner but also has no fear of airplanes any day! Wouldn't you?


And when it came time to view the owls, I wondered how this poor owl managed to swallow a tennis ball!


And finally, I wondered what would make a child think of turning a wise old owl into a goofy clown, anyway?  

Of all of them, I think the peace sign cat is my favorite. Which one is yours?

Of course there were so many other pictures that made me laugh, scratch my head, sigh, and smile but the best part of all was that I had a chance to be an art teacher for the day and I enjoyed every minute of it!



14 comments:

  1. Awww, this makes Mom miss her teaching days a lot. It sure looks like you had a good day. We just love the "cl-owl-n".

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  2. Wow that is so cool. You're just like Holly Holiday

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  3. April, I'm so glad you had the chance to do a 'dream job' today! I love the simplicity of children's artwork,and who knows, maybe today you inspired the next Picasso!

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  4. I love children's art!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  5. So much talent out there!! Very Cute!

    Wyatt

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  6. Awwww, looks like you had a fantastic day! The pictures are great, we liked the owl that swallowed the big tennis ball. Boy, Winston would love that ball!

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  7. this was just adorable and I bet you were beyond fantastic with the kids. If I can feel the enthusiasm coming through this blog I bet the kids just fell in love with your warmth and positive energy!
    Kids are the BEST!
    So are YOU!
    xoxo

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  8. That is awesome! Congratulations on having your dream come true! And thank you for sharing some of the wonderful and imaginative drawings from your kids! Brings a smile to my heart!

    K and Suka

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  9. Loved the artwork! That must have been so much fun!!

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  10. AWW those little kids have such creative hands! very nice artwork. And for some reason, that owl kinda looks like the Cheshire Cat.

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  11. Awwwww what talented children!! Yay!! I love these drawings - very imaginative and artistic!! Wonderful, thanks for sharing! Take care
    x

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  12. If the first graders were here to read your comments they would all be beaming with pride! It is very natural for me to enthusiastic about kid's art work because their imagination is amazing!
    I do love the peace sign/hearts cat! I guess that little girl has one cool cat!

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