Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"K" is for Kids' artwork...


A to Z Challenge:
ABC's of My Life~

…I love the pictures that kids draw and I have an entire box filled with masterpieces created by my students beginning with twenty-eight years ago.


Just last week I was given a work of art produced by a student. She made the effort to make it spectacular! Each time I walked by she would cover it with her arm, catch my eye and giggle. Her labor touched my heart, as did the final creation.

There are others just as unique and special. I selected these three given that each included images of me; did you ever wonder your reflection through the eyes of a child? It’s truly enlightening!

Perhaps I needed to be enchanted this day!

I am the taller person and of course, I have my little skirt on
and fancy earrings! Ohhh La la....

Of course I'm the one in the middle and if you didn't know,
those are our legs since we are sitting on the dock.  Notice the little guy with
the fishing pole?
This picture was drawn by the little girl who wouldn't let me see her
artwork.  Of course, I changed my name to Mrs. Span~


"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided
but the feeling that you cherished them."

by Richard L. Evans

37 comments:

Siv Maria said...

Great K word! My daughter was a major scribbler and she drew on everything and still does. I saved all my childrens artwork. Some day I will once again find that box and truely be amazed. I am sure of it.

Mildred said...

These drawings put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day Tracy.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i do love drawings by kids.
thanks for sharing these.

what a great start to the day!

betty

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I imagine you get quite a few of masterpieces in your lifetime being a teacher. Amazing to see what they put on paper.

Catherine said...

Haha ~ adorable! I miss the days of my son's art stuck all over the fridge!!
xo Catherine

Arkansas Patti said...

How very sweet. It is a known fact that teachers are not paid enough----then you see expressions from kids like these. You realize that teachers effect children for a lifetime. In that respect,they are paid more than the richest CEOs in appreciation. Too bad you can't eat satisfaction but it must keep you warm on the coldest days.

Courtney said...

Nothing like kid art! I still like to make my 5th graders draw for many assignments...and use color! Some of them think they're past that, but once they start...they get into it! I just want to see their pictures! ;-)
Thanks for sharing some of your kid's art pieces with us!
Courtney

Mamma has spoken said...

Your pretty when you wear jewlery? I'd be making sure I'm wearing those earrings every day ;o)

Heather said...

So sweet...i love seeing kids drawings, the similiarities and differences....looks like they love you! thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

I love children's drawings. The learning disabled adults I work with at my second job love to draw. We have a pre-school in the high school I work in (I'm in the nurse's office) and they make things for me to cheer up the health room. As for "Prayer" he was born in the birth sac and dropped out of the Mom but it didn't burst - when my friend Emily arrived she tried to tear it open and couln't finaly between her and his Mom's efforts they saved him ... the answer to a prayer. Hugs, Jenn

Jules said...

Just goes to show what a special teacher you are. That first child thinks you hung the moon. :) Do I see a book idea here? ;)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Nancy said...

How sweet are these? Kids just tell it like it is and obviously, they love you. What great momentos of your teaching experiences. :)

Out on the prairie said...

Wow, this really warmed my heart. You have made the difference for many children, the dream of all who teach to have some impact on the students.I would enjoy looking in your box of treasures.

From the Kitchen said...

These bring back sweet memories of when our little boys brought home art projects. I still have most of them!

Best,
Bonnie

texwisgirl said...

those warmed my heart! i love the long eyelashes in the last one. so sweet!

Teresa Evangeline said...

This is wonderful, Tracy. What great good, to have touched these and so many other lives. Children always respond to kindness.

I have a few, too, both from students and from my own children. I just framed one from my younger boy (now 24) and hung it in the dining area. Precious stuff.

Marydon said...

What darling pictures, children are so innocent & true emotions come forth in their art. I so love children's artwork ... they are so creative & imaginative ... I save EVERYTHING from the kid-lings ... just love fingering thru the pages & pages of their 'life' & how they change from day to day.

Treasures forever ...

TTFN ~ Marydon

Rita said...

What a delightlful post; brought tears to my eyes and brought back sweet memories of my teaching days and of the days my boys drew pictures I taped to the frige door; thank you so much for this today.
Rita

Josh Hoyt said...

Wonderful pictures. I think kids art is so amazing and beautiful. I love getting pictures from my kids and they fill boxes.

Julie Harward said...

How sweet! I love children's art work. Our local newspaper prints things like this at holiday time with questions..some of the answers are priceless! ;D

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yes these drawings bring a smile to my face, also

Karen Walker said...

These made me smile as well. How lucky you are.
Karen

Sylvia K said...

Delightful, Tracy! Your post certainly brought back lots of wonderful memories not only of my own childrens art work, but the art my students did when I was teaching! What a lovely smile to start my day! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Gee, Miss Span, I didn't know you had TREE kids!lol These are just precious! I love the quote at the end. It's a good reminder to us all. Parents, or grandparents.

Angela Felsted said...

This post is just sweet.

Wanda's Wings said...

Kid's art is just plain cool.

Ginny said...

These are great!!! I love the one sitting on the dock, the way she made the legs, you look like mermaids! I LOVE looking at kids artwork and have a whole picture file full of it to post. You must be an awesome teacher!!!! Otherwise they would not want to spend so much time drawing you.

Carol Riggs said...

Great kid art! I love to look at that; you can learn a lot about how a kid is feeling and what he/she is feeling by their artwork. Thanks for sharing! Great quote at the end, too. I think that's true for everyone, not just kids. :)

jumpinginpuddles said...

i love seeing my kids drawings i think kids art is the most responsive refelctive and truthful.

LTM said...

these are so precious! And I'm the same way. If I took a picture of my workspace, you'd see kids drawings taped up all over the place, all around my work station~ :D <3

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Trac, There is always alot of JOY when working with kids.... I used to learn more about their family lives than their parents would have wanted me to know.. ha ha (Bet you do also!)

The artwork is great --and that is neat that you keep it.... How special is that.
Hugs,
Betsy

Peggy K said...

So sweet....you are a very lucky lady!!!

Niki said...

haha these are lovely. You must feel very special :)

Munir said...

These are masterpieces. You must feel so rewarded. It is nice of you to save them too. Yes, chidren do value us for what we give to them that makes them feel good about themselves. Material good don't do that.Very nice post:)

mandarinblue said...

So precious! I work at a summer camp and look forward to the pictures my three, four and five-year-olds will make me each year =)

Daisy said...

HA HA! Love these! So glad you explained that those were legs and that the little boy was fishing. That wasn't quite what my eyes were seeing. :D

Swapnil said...

What a delightlful post; brought tears to my eyes and brought back sweet memories of my teaching days and of the days my boys drew pictures I taped to the frige door; thank you so much for this today. Rita