Thursday, January 18, 2018
Missing Supplies and Stuck
Middle school "home arts". Apparently, that's what we used to call "home economics".
The end of the semester is fast approaching. The kiddos were given a huge study guide to prepare. Unless they still had to finish their sewing project.
Alas, no sewing machines. They were sewing by hand. But these were small projects. They were making stuffed plush toys.
They had had a choice. I saw a cute star with a sleeping cap, fuzzy dice, a crescent-shaped moon with star, and a football (among other cute projects).
One boy found his football, but for some reason he couldn't find his needle, thread, or other accessories. Although, the football looked pretty complete to me. He said it wasn't. (It's possible that he still needed to sew up the spot where he had stuffed the thing, but I didn't see that gap.)
He got out some scissors and started "trimming" the fur. Which, considering that the teacher hadn't graded the thing yet, probably wasn't making the best use of his time. I said as much.
He whined that he couldn't find his stuff. I suggested that maybe he should work on his study guide and ask his teacher where his missing stuff was when she returned. But he's a middle school boy. He wasn't going to listen to reason.
Nope. He spent the period playing with footballs. (His plush one and the real one he had come into class with.)
And yet, the rest of the class managed to retrieve all their stuff and work. Or they were working on the study guide.
Well, there's always that one...