“Starry Night” II

A Teacher's Reflections

I will never underestimate children and art.  This story is why.

I have been introducing a variety of styles of art to children as we prepare our annual Art Show for the community.  Currently we are learning about France, and that’s a perfect opportunity to highlight art.  We are creating ‘masterpieces’, allowing each child to work on his or her piece multiple times until they feel it is just right.

Each piece in itself holds a story, because the end result is often far more than what the child imagined, or what I expected.  Sometimes a story is so remarkable, or so startling, that it needs to be told.  This is one such story:

“It happened like this…”  I use a record player to play record albums, thus bringing music to life in a tangible way for children.  I wrote about this in a March, 2015 post.  It is…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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