Wednesday, February 28, 2018
In Search of Black
High school art. They had a "busy work" assignment...
The last thing a sub ever wants is a class with nothing to do. But there are times when the class isn't in the midst of anything (like a Tuesday after a four-day weekend after a big project was due), and the teacher has a last-minute necessary absence (like either she or one of her kids got sick). So, the class needs something to keep them busy.
The teacher had a word search and color page for just this contingency.
The color page was an interesting geometric figure. They could color it in or draw designs all over it. Easy points.
Fifth period, one girl went searching through the colored pencils looking for a good black. There were plenty of browns and navy blues, but the black pencils were all about an inch long (or shorter).
Me: "Black seems to be popular."
Student: "Well, this is a high school."