I'm sorry it's been so long since my last entry, but I've been sick. I don't know what it is about the month of January, but I always seem to get sick after the New Year. My mom thinks it's because we're so busy getting ready for the holidays and running around, and sometimes we'll grab a quick bite, and I just don't get all the vitamins I should from a good meal. She may be right about that. Anyway, after catching up on all my school work, I'm back now.
At my school, we have Art class every Tuesday afternoon when Miss LaSalle is on her "prep period". That's when she gets her lessons together and the class gets to do fun stuff. I really love Art class, and Mrs. Taylor is a super teacher. She doesn't believe in making us kids do the same project all together. She picks a theme and then we can pretty much create whatever we want about that theme. Last week, it was Martin Luther King, peace and brotherhood. (Hey what about sisterhood?) *giggle*
The only rules in Art class are to be creative, have fun, don't fight over the art supplies and clean up our own mess. So after Mrs. Taylor announced the theme, we all got to work.. Danny, Kyle and Shante' were making cool posters.
Kyle drew Martin Luther King, Jr. and "I Have A Dream" in a comic talk bubble. Danny made a peace sign and wrote "Give Peace a Chance" on it. And Shante' drew a globe and wrote "Love goes around in a circle", like the song from "Free To Be, You and Me." (that's a TV special that was on last year). I thought their posters were really far out. Bridget was making a necklace some beads and a cord. And Susan wanted to make a peace sign, too, but she used glue and black beans.
Robyn was getting the brown paint to put the words "Black is Beautiful" on her poster. And Stephanie went to the supply cabinet for the pastels to make a pretty rainbow, because people come in a rainbow of colors. (well sorta..)
It was my turn at the potter's wheel. It's just like the one who had at camp. I'm making a dish for my mom to put her spare change in. At the bottom of it I'm gonna paint "We can make a change in the world today".
April wasn't quite what she wanted to do, so she's getting some ideas from Mrs. Taylor.
Art class is really a groove. It's great that school isn't all work, and we get a chance to do fun things like make posters and pottery. I wonder if schools still have Art class in the future? My mom says Art is very important and the world would be a boring, sad place without it. I'm just glad I don't live in a sad, boring world.
Until next time, future readers,