"See? We all have lots of colors in our webs. But mine has more of these black lines."
I only teach the K-3 kids at our school, but some of the kids have gotten into the habit of coming into my classroom during lunch or recess. They help me sharpen pencils, clean tables, rinse water jars, and stuff like that. Then they are allowed to create some art. One fifth grader worked on this box for three or four lunch periods.
I don't know why, but I just love cows. They're cool. That's why I painted this like a cow. I don't know what I'll use it for, just look at it I guess."
Whiteboards are magic. Two first graders talk about patterns.
"It's a pattern, see. Line, dots, line, dots."