1.14.2008

Monday Monday...la la...la la la la...

So today I spent the day at my children's school doing none other than....pottery demo's. I had approached the art teacher of the lower school last year about coming in and doing this and we just now got it together to bring me in.
The school is equipped with 6 very nice Brent wheels and a kiln room,but no one uses any of it that much. So... as always me, trying to think business wise I thought that if I did a demo maybe a summer camp job could come out of the whole thing and the equipment would get some use. ( We'll see! )
As for the day, it was a lot of fun and the kids had a blast seeing me throw and then I allowed them to each try centering. The art teacher was equally as great in letting me do whatever I wanted and I think in the spring I'll come back and actually do some sort of project with one of the grades. Today I had the 4 yr. olds ( complete with my two pistols), the 4th grades and my sons 1st grade class. My kids where in heaven having mommy around for the day and showing her off! I'll be back there tomorrow doing the same thing for the kindergartners and 5th grade students. I have to say after a day a teaching I didn't go near my studio tonight. I"m whipped! I have no idea how mom's work 9 - 5 jobs and have the energy to spend time with there kids plus do house stuff. I am truly amazed at anyone who does this.

4 comments:

JUDI TAVILL said...

Hey- when I did that for the 3rd grade 2 years ago... 2 kids thought they were going to get sick and went to the nurses office(they watched the wheel go round and round and it made them dizzy....) Too much? right?

Jen Mecca said...

I enjoyed seeing the kids have fun but boy was it work!And once the 4th graders came in...those boys where a bit to much for me. How people teach middle schoolers I have no idea!

JUDI TAVILL said...

euw... yuch I know... my libig guys in 5th grade now...

Hey.. off the clay subject ...check this out:
Tomorrow my son(11 years old!) has his first preview in Macbeth as MacDuff's son...co developed and directed by Teller (of Penn and Teller-Vegas baby!!)

It's crazy bloddy scary literary... will get your mind off clay for a few...

Check it out...
http://www.trtc.org/pages/1season/Underpants.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17587250
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17587250

Jen Mecca said...

Neat!I'll try to check it out ...but you know i have dial up so sometimes I have to give up on things like that to watch.
Congrads..