Monday, March 26, 2012

Our Class Pot

At school / work we have been working on our art pieces for the Spring Art Auction we have coming up on Thursday. (more to come on that later in the week) Each child had to design a canvas, which frankly I had NOTHING to do with due to another teacher fully taking over. Don't even get me started I'm more than ready for this whole event to be done and over with. Its starting to be a bigger deal than what I think its going to come out to be. Plus I'm sure my husband would like for me to stop complaining about it at home.

Along with the canvases each classroom had a ceramic pot that we had to decorate. Every room went with a different theme that you came up with it on your own.
We had two parents come in and help with ours, its based off the book "Guess How Much I Love You". The back ground is blue for the sky, there are white clouds around the top and then green grass on the bottom. Each child make bunnies out of their finger prints around the pot, later faces were added and their names as well. I once again had NOTHING to do with this pot and frankly at this point I don't really care either way any more. I felt awful for the two parents that came in to help because they literately put each child's finger print on the pot and that was it. They weren't given the chance to do anything else to it.
I gave suggestion after suggestion for both the pot and the canvases and my ideas were completely ignored. Why am I going to continue to offer ideas and help when its ignored and not even considered. This whole process has been a nightmare from day one. The canvases are suppose to be made BY THE CHILDREN, and do you think they were NOPE. However they sure do look like it, which is really sad that a adult teacher made them and they look so awful. We are required to go to the Spring Art Auction on Thursday and as sad as it sounds I'm really not looking forward to it because I'm worried what the parents are going to say about their child's art work. Sure they might say its the cutest piece of art they've ever seen because it was made by their child BUT do you really think that's what they are going to be thinking in their head.....because I don't. Its kinda sad that the class under ours (they are younger) looks 100 times better then the ones that were made "by our kids".
I know its not the end of the world but these parents pay alot of money to bring their children to this school and they deserve nothing but what they pay for. These paintings and pots are going to be auctioned off, so they don't just get their child's art piece they have to BUY IT!!!!
Really I'm over it, I think our pot looks OK, yes just OK. It could have done with out the overly bright stickers on it and could have used a bit more of the kiddos touch and love but its a little late for that one now.
Thursday should be a interesting evening when this little shindig takes place. Oh there will also be a bake auction / sale going on at the same time. Now that I may take a look at for the hubbs to see what goodies are there.

This is the finished product on the pot. 

~DAY 165~


❈ Annie - Blonde Glambition ❈ said...

I'm sorry the other teacher was so imposing on the project. You have a good heart and the kiddos are lucky to have someone like you in their corner :)

ROXY said...

What age group are you working with? I hope the auction is fairly exciting. Lol. I know how it is to voice your opinion on something and no one bothers to listen. I hate that.

Mrs. Robinson said...

Aw, no! That sucks....especially since you always have such good ideas! :) It'll get better, love. Might have to bring out your claws, but it'll get better.

Brittany said...

I'm sorry! That stinks! You are so sweet and creative...don't ever let anybody make you feel any differently!