Every once in a while I'm grading papers, head down, chugging away at my work... not much going on. Then it happens. I spot something on a student artwork that makes me smile and giggle. I can't help but have to share it with others. This is one of those instances.
I was grading the sixth grade "Where the Wild Things Are" paintings and I spotted this crazy little guy cannon-balling off of a diving board in the background of Gillian's artwork. I've circled it and pointed it out in the image below:
...and here's a close-up:
This little guy looks so happy in this picture, like "Whoopee!" as he hurls himself into the pale blue water below. I love spotting little details like this. It makes me smile, and it makes my day a little brighter. I'm reminded what it's like to have the imagination of a sixth grader.
p.s. A very special thank-you to everyone who voted in the Oak Park education referendum on April 5th. Mr. Leban and I are very excited that he'll have a job next year, and that Oak Park K-8 schools will continue to have art classes!