This is all about borrowing. We talked about the artist Paul Klee today in 6th grade and well ... I just like the way he paints and puts together images. How they are fresh and heavily painted, how they are patched together with the thought and color he places in the imagined place or landscape he's creating.
I know. I know. " Good artists borrow. Great artists steal." Right now I am neither a good nor great artist I am simply trying this on and then hanging in back upon the rack. And this trying on and taking it on for a while is probably what one of my students did today when they helped themselves to the entire 12 color container of markers at the table. Yes. I took all of the steps to have a teaching moment with this student and will continue to do this --- but I like the human-ness of it all -- the " hey they were on the table and you weren't using them plus you have so much other stuff you'll never notice..." line of thinking.
So we circle back -- Paul Klee images in my head sitting down to paint--- I will borrow them for a while, give them back and he will never notice.