Do Something Creative Everyday
Feet are shuffling into the room headed for the green carpet,
patiently waiting to hear today’s instructions on how to be an artist.
There are gasps when they catch sight of their penguins.
You must cradle it like a “little baby bird” the teacher then mentions.
Black glaze, white glaze, and maybe yellow too.
Paint every part of the “statue” they are told, at least three times will do.
Hands are shooting into the air, “Teacher, teacher! I am done!”
Inspection is made, no detail is missed.
Then they move onto drawing for a little more fun.
Crates of markers and crayons, and white paper too.
Imagination juice is flowing, trying to decide on what they will do.
Conversations begin on what they’re brains are stewing.
Explanations arise about what they are doing.
“What is that you’re drawing there on the page?”
“How do you draw a tree?”
“You just gotta make it good.”
Sunflowers, valentines, trees and much more.
Each picture is credited with “good jobs” as an artist is born.
The lights switch off and silence is upon us,
More instruction is given and attention is paid to what each student does.
All utensils are to be put away in their proper place.
No one is dismissed until every student is quiet, waiting to hear the teachers choice.
Table 6, table 3, and then table 5.
Racing to be the very first one in line.
Their feet shuffle out into the hallway.
Ms. Spark says goodbye until the next day.
There above the door, is a simple reminder.
For each student to see and keep it in mind.
Do something creative everyday,
For this is a school where it is encouraged to play.