All year long I have struggled to keep my art kids busy. I come up with some great project that if done properly should take them all week, and they finish it in one day. Of course, it is crap. I implored them to take their time and do a good job, but no, they breezed through their projects with no respect. Now, we are down to the last couple of weeks of school. I have given them simple projects that really should not take too long - because we don't have a long time left. Now the kids seem brain dead. They are dragging their feet, rolling their eyes (looking for their brains) and wasting their time. Oh well. I'm a little brain dead myself.
Actually, I do have students who do some good work or at least give it their best shot. The others are not bad kids. It is funny that they seem content to hang in my art room. I'm not sure I taught any great art this year or caused anyone to fall in love with art, but I have had some triumphs. Some of those snitty girls I spoke of at the first of the year are now friendly and even funny. We had to work to get there, but we made it through and came out better for it.