Creative Eyes

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” Jackson Pollock

Paul Jackson Pollack was an American painter and abstract expressionist. 1912-1956


One of the joys of working in an Primary/Elementary school is to see the kids art work lining the hallway by the Art room.

I’m always amazed at their creativity. The following pictures are 3-D handmade clay figures expressing how they see themselves ❤️ Enjoy!


Peyton’s curly golden hair is an especially nice touch. Yep, I think I see cheer pom-poms 🥰 Go Peyton!
This one reminds me of wild hair “gingerbread” coming in from a windy playground ❤️ I’m so glad you have your yellow boots on because it’s muddy out there!
I think “Alondra”was thinking about lunch because it looks like her lunchbox ❤️
I love the peaks in the background especially since we live in a fairly flat location ❤️ I think I see a “steering wheel”. Maybe Leo is planning a trip to the mountains!
I couldn’t see the student’s name on this picture, but I love the fly away curls!❤️

As I stood looking at their clay figures expressing their unique selves, I couldn’t help but be encouraged to see how beautiful they see themselves and each other ❤️

I’m not sure if Elena is jumping or doing a cheer, but the details of her face in the clay is beautiful ❤️❤️
My personal favorite (I think I see myself this way), Red, White and Blue through and through ❤️🇺🇲 Go Edger!🇺🇲🇺🇲❤️

“We are the clay and You are the Potter. Each one of us is the creative work of Your hands.’ Isaiah 64:8 The Passion Translation


“To see through a child’s eyes, is a daily chuckle and a full face smile ” quote by me❤️

I hope you enjoyed a “seeing” my daily world ❤️


“And if you tenderly care for this little one on My behalf, you are tenderly caring for Me ” Matthew 18:5 The Passion Translation

Blessings and have a great day! Denise

The First Day Counts

“The most important day of a person’s education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day.” ― Harry Wong

It’s been awhile since you heard from me.

I started back to school, and yes,

I could barely see.

Covered in questions, “When does enrollment start?”

I thought I lose my mind at each day’s start.


But then the bells began to ring,

School is open! Welcome our children in!


“My child, if you truly want a long and satisfying life, never forget the things that I’ve taught you.” Proverbs 3:1-2 TPT


“A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.” Unknown

WordPress friends and family,

I’ve missed seeing you!

Denise


“The ways of wisdom are sweet,

Always drawing you into the place of wholeness.”

Proverbs 3:17 TPT

Summer Song

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“Good bye from here.

It’s been a year,

To sing a song and

Shed a tear.

We wish you well,

Our hearts do tell.

We send you off,

“It’s been swell!

 

Good bye our friends and

Little ones.

We send our love and

Joy along.

“Enjoy your days!”

Our hearts do say.

As we stand again,

For one last wave.”

 

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Poem by denisebalog©

The Hope of “Romantic Love”

The last one to share. This essay really touched my heart. I pray you have been blessed reading the thoughts and hearts of fifth grade children.


Fifth Grade Boy

“Romantic love to me means: someone who you care enough for that you’d do anything for and they care enough for you to do the same thing, or family. As some people like to call it, that is what I call romantic love is: never wanting to be away from one certain person, that’s what romantic love is to some people.

To all romantic love is the thing that bonds people together. To some it is hope, it is the thing that everybody needs, without it, we’d be lost, we would be emotionless robots.”

Written by a Fifth grade boy in a single parent house.

Love is in the air in Elementary!
Love fills the air in Elementary!


 

Writing Prompt #2 – “Romantic Love” – Hugs in Elementary

 

Fifth Grade Girl
Romantic Love #2  

“You might think Romantic Love is mushy and gross but im shure when you get older you will be interested.

Take your perents as an example my perents have been maired for about 15 years. You have to have a bond with someone. Its not about how cute they are its about what you like about him or her. If I was looking for a guy I would want someone who is helpful, smart, sweet, loyal, honest, understanding and sporty.

Some people have been mairied for 75 they ate at the same table and sleep in the same bed. They love each other a lot. They have a bond.”

Written by a Fifth grade girl in a two parent house.


Married 12 plus years
Married 12 plus years

The “Trust” of Romantic Love– Hugs

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Hearts and Love fill the air in Elementary this week. I would like to share a few “Writing Prompts” written by Fifth grade students. Generally in the age of eleven, about to turn twelve this year.

Their words describing “Romantic Love” touched my heart.   When reading, please keep in mind, only one is written from a child’s view who has both father and mother continuously in their house and lives; each articulated “romantic love” beautifully.  Proud of each of them:) 


Fifth Grade Boy

Romantic Love  – Writing Prompt #1

“What I think love is about. This is going to be based on my grandmother and grandfather they have been married for forty-six years that’s a long time to me. They also are bestfriends. They love each other. Always helpful to each other. They still hold hands. They have strong feelings for each other. That is what I think love is about.”

Written by a Fifth Grade boy in a single parent household.


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On The Wings of the Cardinal Birds

We don’t often get snow in Oklahoma.

As I looked 

Out our window today...
Out our window today…

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I couldn’t not help but be reminded

of the Red Cardinals of Elementary:)

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Second grade students,

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(About 7 to 8 year’s old)

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painting the red of their hearts

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on the wings of the Cardinal bird.

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Yep, we got snow Abby girl,

let’s go out and play!! 

We got our snow!!
We got our snow!!

Hurray!!!

Warm Fleecy Pajamas

Warming off

After a full day of activities,

and wearing

warm fleecy pajamas,

on P.J. day at school,

(as we were preparing to

pack up to leave for the year),

the principal’s granddaughter

stepping outside

into the cool of the air

exclaimed,

“Mimi, I’m “warming off!”

“Mimi, I’m warming off!” 

 

Mrs. J. and I 

stopped. 

Thought about what

Rainee said, and

“giggled with joy”

as children!


 

I am always amazed

at a child’s “point of view!”

Reminding me once again,

of Jesus’ words to

“become like children.” Matthew 18:2

 

God’s view doesn’t see things the way we do.

Who’s to say she’s not “warming off?”

When you think about,

Isn’t that what she’s really doing?

I feel better now!
I feel better now!


 

“For MY thoughts are not your

Thoughts,

Neither are your ways

My ways,

Declares the LORD”

Isaiah 55:8 (ESV)

It’s all about Hugs in Elementary – Friendship

Friendship

Friendship…was the “word”

for the day in our morning

announcements.

 – Friend and ship –

We sail this life together.

These boys have it 

“arms round!”

 

“…a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:12 (ESV)

 

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