Spring Bee Hiving Moon
Downer tour last week with Augsburg students and a professor. My fault, still a downer. But. Leave it to elementary kids to brighten a day. Today I had two tours with third graders. Fun. Honest. Talkative.
(Ashurnarsipal II, King of Assyria and builder of the palace at Nimrud. Image courtesy of the British Museum)
Including a brief span of time when 8 members of the group and I got separated from the chaperons. That left me with 8 9-year olds suddenly free of known adult supervision and in a brand new space! Oh, boy. Good thing I’m a dad. We had fun though it was a little chaotic. Then we were found and things were easier again.
This is an age where kids raise their hands, open their mouths, hesitate and say, “Oh, I forgot.”
One 9-year old girl took out her hair band and practiced throwing her hair around in front of the Nocturne Radio, basically a large circular blue mirror in Art Moderne. Her name was Emma. I would say watch out for Emma. Probably starting right now.
Had two hours between tours which makes for a long day. Had lunch and worked for 45 minutes on the Great Scanning Project. Slow and steady.