Thursday, June 20, 2013

My Treasured Chest - Kindergarten Art

This post is part of the "My Treasured Chest" series where I post about findings from my cedar chest. You can read about how it all began at the My Treasured Chest - The Beginning post.

I didn't think I had a creative bone in my body but apparently I was pretty good with hand art in kindergarten.  I think one's a turkey and the other is an Indian. 

In November 2011 I attended my first roller derby event.  My niece and sister-in-law were both on the home team.  I had an absolute blast and my husband even created a poster for my niece, a.k.a. Queen Jezebelle.  My niece is no longer on the team but my sister-in-law is.  2011 was the first year for the team to be in existence in our city.  In the couple years since its existence, popularity has risen and the bouts have been well-attended.  I haven't been to one since but definitely look forward to going sometime this season.

During my junior year of high school I was a volunteer for Head Start, a preschool program.  I was in high school at the time and it was part of my class credit.  I guess they thought that since I had a baby fresh out of wedlock I'd do well being in the preschool and teaching other little ones.  When my daughter reached the age that she could attend, she was a student in the same Head Start that I helped volunteer at just a few years earlier.

Have you ever attended a roller derby bout?  Do you keep your children's artwork?  Do you have any special drawings or artwork from when you were younger? 


Masshole Mommy said...

Aww, I remember making turkeys out of my hand when I was a kid, too. It's so cool that you still have that stuff.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ahhh I love kids art!! I do keep a lot of it I need to scrapbook it.

I haven't been to a full on match they did have a match that went on at a event I took the boys to a while back but I didn't get to stay and watch.

Julie Maloney said...

We keep all of our kids work in a pile until the end of the year and then we sift through it and pull out the things they'll want to see when they're grown up and we stash it in the attic. I have things from when I was a teen but I think my father has everything from when I was a kid.

Brandi Mendieta said...

I keep my kiddos art and writings in one of those rubbermaid-under-the-bed-storage totes in her room. We go through it from time to time when we are adding stuff to it. Its always fun to go through it with her :)