This post is not about my garden or my chickens but since it is my blog, I sometimes post other things.
I want to start with labels,titles, descriptions and the ways we are addressed in our lives. I’ve had many and still have many. One of my absolute favorites is “grampa”. I have 8 grandkids, they are all smart, talented, obedient, good looking, polite and many more things. OK! I’m biased, just a little.
When my first granddaughter was in kindergarten, I contacted her teacher to see if I could come to her class and do a “wood-sculpture” with the class. And so it started, last Friday I went to my grandson’s kindergarten class (he is number 6) and the class of twenty made their own “wood-sculpture”. His teacher was very happy to have me come and knew what to expect since she had my granddaughter (number 5) three years before.
“Wood-sculpture” is what I call it. Each kindergartner is given a 7 inch square piece of plywood and scrap wood pieces that they glue together to form what ever they want. I love watching and helping in this project. Watching their little minds, their imaginations and the skills they have now, to build, create and wonder is just fascinating.
I’m a cabinetmaker and a frugal yankee (more labels) using scrap plywood for this is a great form of recycling. I can organize and deal with these twenty kids for an hour quite successfully, how teachers do it day after day i do not know. They have my admiration and respect for what they do.
I had a wonderful time. Thank you for letting me visit your class.