The students painted until 6 o'clock that evening and after they finished painting Darren treated us all to LaRosa's pizza!
I felt sick.
I couldn't believe what just happened. Fifteen to twenty pieces of glass art work had just fell and shattered all over the art room floor.
The incident was awful.
I AM SO GLAD IT DIDN'T HAPPEN WHEN A CLASS WAS IN THE ROOM! No one was hurt, thank goodness!
I called Darren and shared the bad news and the next morning shared the news with the students. They were resilient, of course.
We have survived our "fall" and gotten back up on our feet and used this really bad thing to make us stronger.
Darren has already made more tears and the kids came to the art room during two of my plan times and painted them.
The tears are all finished and ready for Darren to take them. The two tears that were sitting on the table in the front of the room made it and almost all of the 6th graders in the whole school have signed their name on one and written a feeling/emotion word on the other.
In addition to the tears that the students have painted, Darren has created around seven tears that are inspired by the paper tears students made. Here are five: