I thought I'd show you some of the artwork from Jackson's class a couple weeks ago. Jackson and I have become so sick since then—I'm trying not to let it get me down, knowing it's temporary. I've got the cold/flu from hell. He's recovering from that but keeps getting these awful migraines and missing more school. I would just home-school him but he learns better from non-family authority figures. And he needs to be around his peers more, not less.
Here's some kid art. The kids had a total blast in this class. It was more like an art party. Given that they're almost out of school, any lesson that doesn't involve testing is like a party at this point.
Another mom/helper took the photos. I left my camera's memory card at home by accident. Duh. That's the equivalent of not bringing film for the camera, which I've also done on occasion in the distant past. Since it's such a big class (34 kids), we had the teacher group them in 3s or 4s, so mostly it was friends working with friends. This resulted in a lot of pretty princesses and monster-robots in the first go-round. The second time we tried, everything got a little looser, but there was some collaboration as well. It's tough to keep drawing a secret process with 34 kids all jammed into one room. I hope some of them try it at home with their family and friends. For that element of surprise.