Friday, July 2, 2010

School's Out - The Art Class

Remember how great it felt that first day of summer, when you wake up at your regular time only to realize that - yea! school's out for the year! Then do you remember what your first activity of the day (after all the necessary wash, dress, breakfast stuff was done) after the last day of school was??? That's right!!! You got out your half full notebooks, leftover paper, pens, pencils, crayons, etc. etc. etc. and played school. Go figure. It just felt so good to be the teacher and boss the students (your dolls and friends) around. It just lasted for a couple of days - until it really had a chance to sink in - no school for two months! It just doesn't get any better than that when you're a kid.

Tuesday, June 29, was the last day of school for our kids here in Edmonton. On Wednesday, Kenzie, Charlie, and Elly got together. In a slight twist on the playing school theme that we used to love so much, they got out Charlies art set and played Art Class, with Charlie as teacher, Kenzie as apt pupil and Elly as class troublemaker! They played at it for several hours. I wish I had taken pictures of their finished projects but I guess I got distracted somehow. Anyway, the following pictures show how absorbed they were in their 'class'.

Watch out - Elly's casing the paint set.

Elly really concentrates when she's working on a project.

Charlie is so serious

and so is Kenzie. She's making pencil rubbings of sea shells

They all worked together so well. I guess I was the teacher for this small project, showing them how to do the rubbings. They learned quickly. And now the long summer looms ahead. Kenzie has a brand new baby brother to learn to help her mom take care of, and in a week or so Charlie and Elly will have a brand new baby sister to teach and learn from.

Happy holidays all you lucky people who have been granted a temporary reprieve from your regular work/school day schedules. Enjoy.


Jane said...

Ooh, I would have killed to have had an art kid like that when I was a kid! That looks like loads of fun!


Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

I miss those days when the kids had all the art supplies out!! Not the mess tho!!