Beanery Online Literary Magazine

December 5, 2007

COLORING OUR CHILDREN

Filed under: WR/BW BETH ANN — beanerywriters @ 4:10 pm
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My third grade teacher, Mrs. Sigler, gave us a blank piece of construction paper and asked us to take any number of crayons and to color sections of circles, lines or anything else until the page was filled. We were instructed not to draw any particular thing, but just to fill in all the spaces. I was nine, so I complied.
Then, she asked us to take our black crayon and to cover up the entire previously colored page. Again, I complied but it really seemed silly. When we finished, she instructed us (more…)