Monday, May 09, 2011

Little Gluey Hats

A couple of weeks ago, at the end of a very tough, exhausting work week, I doggedly followed Q-ster into kindergarten for my volunteer session. If I'm going to work all night, then darn it, I'm gonna spend an hour of daylight at my little dude's school, sitting quietly in the back of the classroom, trimming yarn, cutting construction paper, or whatever clerical task Mrs. Kindergarten Teacher assigns me, all the while listening to the adorable burble of six year olds (mostly) behaving well.

Except this is what I faced.

On a day when I had no patience left, I had to supervise fifteen children as they painted glue onto paper plate/bowl contraptions and stuck pieces of paper towel all over it. Drippy, messy,and subject to highly varying levels of competence among the crew, not that competence at attaching gluey paper necessarily means anything.

Like most things, in the end it turned out to be quite fun. I got to talk to the kids and admire their sticky work, and I left for the office in a good mood.

Over the weekend, Q-ster revealed the finished project. A paper-mache hat for Mother's Day! Even cuter was the little pamphlet that each child filled out. Apparently I help him clean his room (illustrated with toy-filled bookshelves) and the whole family is shaped like those yellow-headed Lego minifigs.

I hope that you all had a great Mother's Day!


Bob said...

What a Clever idea of making hats.
Good show. Happy Mother's day.

mayberry said...

That right there is exactly why I don't help in the classroom! Glad it worked out OK (more than OK -- adorable hat!).

Desiree said...

Cute! Love the polka dots. Andrew's class made us hats for Mother's Day too - what is it with moms and hats??

Anonymous said...

Those hats are cute! I'm glad that making them turned out to be enjoyable for you.