Friday, December 14, 2007
What is it? Even Julian doesn't know for sure. The first and second grade students have been making wood objects at an alarming rate and this is one I purchased on Thursday. In their classroom they have made a variety of stores where they sell things they have made using gravel from the playground as their currency. For a few bits of gravel you can buy nearly anything but popcorn which requires real US dollars since the kids are saving real money to make a Holiday contribution to Heifer International. There is something that happens to kids on their way to becoming adults. They lose their creativity. In essence, you can say it is schooled out of us. We are dulled to conform with other people's dull notions of reality. So, you can see from Julian's example, that things can be quickly made and even though you don't know what they are, they can still engage the imagination, and stimulate others to explore their own creativity.