Today was an Early Release Wednesday. Kids are dismissed at 2:00. Teachers have professional development for 2 hours. The shorter day makes it a bit of a rush in Art. Afternoon classes are a mere 30 minutes. I have to break down project steps into little chunks. I told today's second graders to not stress about painting their peacocks. We could finish next week.But they challenged themselves and worked very hard. The prize of course being that they could take their little sculptures home. As I was hot gluing coffee filter tails on painted pieces, I hurriedly snapped a few photos with my phone. These are little blurry...Yet you can see the care and fun they had using "cool" colors to complete their clay project.