So, today, my third-grade students wanted to put their teacher to the creative test. Sure, he can write. But can he paint? With a little begging, they were able to get me to join them for art class. And I’m so glad I did!
They could not believe how much I struggled. It was so funny for them to see their teacher failing and making mistakes; and they couldn’t contain their laughter. But, through it all—the laughter and silly jokes about their teacher’s art—I hope I taught them how to handle mistakes and failures without giving up, or throwing a tantrum (though, I may have wanted too). And it taught me one thing, as well: I need to work on my art skills!