On the news of my big move to Taiwan, some of my kiddos are writing farewell cards already. They’re such nice childers, as my friend the BFG would say.
Since I’ve told some of my students that I am going to Taiwan, first we have to establish where Taiwan is in the world. Second, some of the kids have to figure out where we are in the world and then relate that to Taiwan. And finally, we have to start thinking that the end of our time together is going to come to an end soon. And that is sad.
While subbing in an art class today, I ran across this book, “Drawing Lab,” by Carla Sonheim. One of the activities in the book says to take your child’s, or your students’, quotes (kids say the craziest things, you know!) and then draw something around that quote.
Here are two of my favorite quotes from kids (so far) along with drawings I made for those quotes (I am in the cursive on the top):
Methinks I need to work on my cursive, yes.
Here are some more! I think these kids below were encouraged by their homeroom teacher to try to come up with a poem or a simile to write me in their goodbye cards. But that’s just a guess.
Some of my preschool buddies (I helped in their class a lot) even drew me pictures. Some wrote their own captions and some had to have their teacher help them. Here are a few of my favs.
Now I have to put all these in my “teacher scrapbook” baggie so I can convert all this into really fine works of art … in fifty years when I retire.
If you have a stock pile of cute kids quotes that you want to pair with your drawings, try getting “Drawing Lab,” by Carla Sonheim. It has tips on how to do that, as well as many other creative ideas to get you (or your childers) drawing and having fun.