So my make it for this week was slightly less than exciting. I wanted to make silver bubble prints on black but it just didn’t work out. I did make a few snow flake cards…ah well, not every project can be a master piece.
Speaking of frustration…It would be an understatement to say that some of my students have a hard time controlling their frustration. I have a spot in my classroom where kiddos can go if they are having a hard time cooling off,most teachers do. In the beginning of the year I had one student who was loosing it everytime he came to art I was reminded of my own little spitfire at home and how we made him a mind jar after reading Moody Cow Meditates. The mind jar is simply a glitter and water filled jar that a child can shake and watch the glitter settle. There are all sorts of recipes out there that include glue or some other viscous stuff to make the settling take longer. I find that water and glitter and a little food coloring do the trick.
So now each day at least 5 kids come knocking on the art room door asking to make a mind jar. I even have one girl who came back to make a pocket size one! The staff have donated dozens of jars to the cause. It’s a full tilt trend and not unlike slap bracelets and Pogs,I’m sure it will pass. But for now my kiddos are trending towards the positive.