With the number of classes I see & the budget I receive....I'm able to do one clay project per grade level a year. So needless to say....clay projects are special & exciting!
But today was a bit more exciting than a "normal" clay day.
I gathered my students back to the demo area where I have a brand new box of clay. I wanted to show them the weight of it & how it comes to me. So as I'm explaining how heavy it is & how they ship it....I'm opening the box. As I lift the flap of the box...the BIGGEST, FATTEST, UGLIEST cockroach jumps out of the box! The kids let out a collective high pitched scream & jump back from the table. I didn't scream(really...I didn't)...but I did jump back! The cockroach must have been scared because it scurried back into the box. I flipped the box over to get him out...and found another one squeeshed to the side of one of the bags of clay. I did gag a little at the site of legs and guts everywhere! Oh my. What a way to kick off clay!!