(This is part of the Slice of Life project at Two Writing Teachers)
Yesterday, I wrote about the Greek Temples being created at my son’s preschool, but I should have mentioned that they went on a field trip this week to a planetarium at a local university. I could not go as a chaperon because I was overseeing state reading testing of my students and boy, did I wish I were there with my little five-year-old during that time.
Yesterday, my son started to tell me all about the field trip again — it was very exciting! — and then grabbed some paper and began to draw. He’s been intro drawing everything these days.
When he was done, he proudly showed me his picture, which shows a scene of him and his best friend in the Planetarium, with stars above. I asked what some of the other things were, like the black lines coming down (I thought maybe they were meteors or something) and he said they were the levers that are used to make the stars. After the light show, the kids got to work the controls of the equipment and create stars in the fake sky, and he was trying to recreate that scene.
And there I was, in a room in another town, administering a long test to my students in complete silence. Darn it! I wanted to see the stars!
Peace (in the dark),