Thursday, September 24, 2009

First Grade Art Class - Time Out for Mommy

Jason started preschool on Tuesday of this week for an hour forty-five minutes.  I think it cost more money to drive home and back so I decided to volunteer in Faith's class at school.  It just so happens that it falls on her gym day and her art day. 

Now I know you are all wondering how this could be time out.  I like to participate in Time Out for Theta Mom's on Thursday.  You see, I have been driven insane lately by a 4 year old little boy who never shuts up.  Did I mention never?  It is non stop.  I'm just too old for that.  I have truly missed spending time with Faith for field trips and volunteering in her class.  So my time off this week was to volunteer in Faith's art class.  What I didn't know was that Mr. G, the art teacher, decided that I was to be one of the students today as well. 

For one hour, I was a first grader in art class.  The first thing we did was fold a white piece a paper into 4.  You take the paper and fold it in half.  Then fold it in half again.  Then we put a stencil underneath the paper and traced it with the side of a crayon.  We did this with all 4 of the squares.  In the end, we had a square with a leave in it, a bug in it, a butterfly in it, and a rose in it.  Then we took out the paint and lightly painted it.
I must say there were a lot of different looking art work coming out.

At the end of the class, Mr. G sang three songs that he wrote.  The first song was about his daughter, Katie who is 2 years old.  The second song was about his 8 month old little girl, Natalie.  I will always remember that.  It gave me chills to see how much he loved his child.  Last year when Faith first started having him for a teacher.  Parents talked about how strange it was that he taught art.  I understand completely now.  The man is a musician.  He used to perform.  Art is a artist trait.  It makes sense.  Funny how people can take things out of proportion.  He is an excellent teacher.

Now the reason that I call this my hour for time out is that, I felt like a kid again.  This project made me giggle and laugh with all of the kids in Faith's class.  I felt like a little kid.  I was doing something that I totally stink at but having the time of my life with Faith.  I made a memory with 26 first graders.  Me being one of them.  I know it was suppose to be without kids but this was better than without kids for a time out.



Theta Mom said...

Believe it or not, those "kid" moments that we experience from time to time DO take some of the stress away! Looking through the eyes of a child makes the world seem like a whole new place! So glad you had a great time! :)

Lisa said...

I would SO love that! It sounds like an enjoyable time to me. Albeit, a bit noisy, I'm sure!

Maybe you'll be able to be a kid in art class again soon!

Lisa @
All That and a Box of Rocks

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

@Theta Mom - I felt so much younger afterwards. I felt like a little kid and thats hard for a 44 year old.

@Lisa - It was a bit noisy but you know when you are there it doesn't seem like it is. I can't wait to do it again.