"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Spring zebras

Our school is currently collecting artwork for a calendar and my class was given the task of producing pictures to illustrate the month of April, so after spending a good 15 minutes showing them a short video clip of Spring, talking about which animals, plants, flowers, weather etc would be typical of April, I set them to work.
The artwork was varied, some easily recognisable, some of the more abstract persuasion, but I was particularly puzzled by L's offering. It was quite well drawn and easily recognisable as ...
a zebra.
"So did we mention zebras when we talked about Spring animals, L?" I enquired. "Are we likely to see zebras in this country?" (A little acerbic, perhaps, but it had been a difficult day and wasn't getting any better.)
"Well," L replied, obviously digging in for a lengthy argument on the subject, "You would see them in zoos, wouldn't you?"
"And were you supposed to be drawing a picture about the zoo?" I countered.
Hmm, thought not.
Tomorrow, we have a visit from Zoo Labs again. Just as well we got these pictures done beforehand.

6 comments:

  1. I think "L" needs a good slapping. Maybe some zebra stripes on her wee Welsh bum would teach her a lesson! The little madam!

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  2. It's a boy, YP and he's english. You can't imagine it would be a girl getting things that wrong surely! ;)

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  3. Touche (with an accent) madame!

    Does the L stand for Lancelot? Lancelot Posonby-Smythe - son of the Eton educated zebra hunter Sir Humphrey of the same name? If so the lad is not English at all but Rhodesian...

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  4. Actually YP ..... No, but he does tell a good tale.

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  5. Excellent creative writing I'd say. Personally, I'm quite fond of of pics of zebras. Please post it.

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  6. Can't, I'm afraid, SP. It's been passed on with all the rest to the 'calendar co-ordinators.'

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