Friday, November 9, 2012

Tickling Toes!

The only bad thing about painting with first graders is that you can't take pictures very well. I wanted to take pictures today as I tickled toes with my paint brush. I asked for a couple of students to be guest photographers. I got wonderful results! The funniest moment of the day was when I saw one young man showing a girl how to "pose"! They took a mess of pictures around the room. I did manage to get him to snap  some of our painting project. I thought I was making turkeys, but I'm not crazy with how they turned out! I'll have to figure out how to make them look more like turkeys and less like trees, or just give in and call them trees! It looked so different on the canvas of my mind! Any ideas?

Hmmmmm turkey or tree!

The kids loved getting their toes tickled!

Even I posed for the photographer!
 I love this book and would love to get it for my 2 year old first grader! Everyday one of my students little brothers comes in and gives me the best hugs! He lets me hold him and he just snuggles in and reminds me of days gone by. The babies in this book aren't as cute as my little Nick, but they are pretty close. The soft water colors and gentle rhythmic text are a wonderful combination. After today, I'm thinking I'll have to read this one to my owlets!  Now I have some great inspiration for Pi Bo Id Mo!


  1. Fun Friday for you! They do look like turkeys...they just need some ears and a gobbler:-)

    Chickadee Jubilee

    1. I never thought of ears on a turkey! I was thinking eyes, but maybe I'll try ears!!

  2. Fun! Did you get your toes tickled too? :-)

  3. You are soooo cute!


    1. Awww! Thanks! You do know I'm the one on the left, right?!

  4. So cute! Add some big wiggly eyes, a waddle and a beak and you are good to go! Wiggle eyes make everything adorable:)

    The Resourceful Apple

  5. Love that you're brave enough to paint feet! Just the thought of doing that in my room gives me the heebie jeebies ~ ha ha!
    Never thought of giving the camera to the kids. Hmm...may have to try that:)
    Yes to wiggly eyes!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  6. Oh my goodness, are you all in jammies????? I want to be in jammies all day, but we're too afraid of critters. :(

    You are one brave lady to tickle all those toes. I bet the squeals were adorable. :)



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