Sunday, February 06, 2011

Narrowly Escaping Certain Scissors Trauma

My volunteer tasks at kindergarten were quite varied last week. I had to make some yellow rectangles with the big paper cutter (I'm a total pro), cut some lengths of black yarn (ok, after a false start with dull scissors,) and trace a number of squiggly black pieces of construction paper, to be used as Abraham Lincoln's beard. I was particularly glad that the teacher explained that one, since I was pretty curious (female reproductive system, but in black?)

I ran out of time (gosh, darn) just before I would have had to make in incision in the middle of a kangaroo's abdomen, allowing the joey to be inserted by the children later. Q-ster brought home the pair yesterday, so some other brave (or more crafty) volunteer did the task. I'm relieved I won't have to try to make the cuts next week without disemboweling myself on scissors.

My volunteer day happened to be the 100th day, so I got to watch the little dude count a hundred Fruit Loops and string them up. Mmmmm, I think I need some sugary cereal.


Bob said...

Kanga with Roo in the pocket. Nice plaid shirt.

mayberry said...

Those beards do look rather Fallopian (out of context), don't they?

Anonymous said...

I sort of love the "random kindergarten cut-out" guessing game. You could box several specimens up and play it at parties.