A close up of the alphabet that we finished today...
I made the octopus as an example to show the children. After we talked about how to make it really big and color it so people could see it from far away, I showed the octopus.
The students were so lovely about the picture:
"Whoa, that's so good."
"I like the colors, Miz F."
Then Mahan said, "It looks like you."
So, I've been working with young children for a really long time. I've heard a whole lot in my years. But I've never actually had that happen. I knew his intent, though. He was being a glorious, positive first grader. Trying to be empathetic, to give me a compliment.
So I said, "ooh, like I have big eyes like the octopus?"
"Yeah," he said, and smiled.
We moved on, made our fantastic alphabet, and had a good day.
But to set the record straight... I do not look like an octopus.
Just so we're clear.