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Re: the "blue" educator in question

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Wed, 17 Feb 1999 22:58:52 EST

Dear Bluestruth,
I had to extract my foot from my mouth with a sixth grade girl who was drawing
"popcorn value studies" and had these bold black lines coming out all over her
enlarged piece of was popping, duh! I didn't get it...just
thought she was fooling around! "That is not a value study," I said, sternly.
Oops. Fortunately, when I saw her eyes look up at me, and the pain I was
causing her (perhaps she is just a budding actress, who knows) I quickly
apologized. Perhaps you can find that little boy, and soon, and simply tell
him you are sorry. Those first graders will "scribble" often, too. It is a
release, it is fun, and some kids just NEED to scribble! During a camouflage
lesson, some first grade boys got so enthusiastic when "hiding" their frogs in
the reeds, weeds, lily pads, etc., that I had to just sit back, watch, and
enjoy their happiness. Apparently, my comments as I walked around were
misinterpreted. They were comments such as "Ooh, look at Johnny's frog...but
WHERE is it now?! I cannot see it anymore!" This began the competition of
sorts, to REALLY hide the frog...even if it was under layers of black or blue
crayon scribbles! Nevermind the similar shapes, repeating lines or color
usage! Life is short. Try scribbling sometime. It really IS fun. I do,
with my 2 year old. Wheeee.