ravishingjane — Fri, 09/23/2011 - 21:09
Earlier this week I received an e-mail from Q-Bears teacher saying that she hadn't had anyone volunteer to be the Art Parent Teacher for her class. I had heard of this position about a month ago and was really interested, but knew that with a move and life change coming up I couldn't handle the obligation. This e-mail from her teacher saying that nobody had signed up for the job bothered me because it meant that the kids don't get art. They have a huge closet full of art supplies and no one to treat them. I now hang my head with another obligation on my plate. I couldn't let these kids go without art, so of course, I volunteered.
Today I had a meeting, with art parents from other classes, to learn how to be an art parent. It was fun and insightful. Q-Bear goes to a really good school! We have an incredible amount of supplies and descriptive lessons at our disposal. So much so that we have donated much to another elementary school close by. Actually, an elementary school that has zero art program and one that I attended for half of my 5th grade year (a half of a year that was so traumatizing to me that I had to go to counseling… If you must know).
I can't tell who is more excited, me or Q-Bear, about being art teacher for her class. I love being closely involved with the atmosphere of my offspring, and it's a given that I love art along with the dirty hands it creates.
Busy just got busier. Always for the better. My mantra? One day at a time. One day at a time…