For today’s Throwback Thursday, I submit for your approval, another month-themed mixed media collage I made in kindergarten. My kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Cook, would roll over in her grave if she realized just how much impact she had on me. I loved her so much!
For March that year, as you can see, we learned that the first telephone call was transmitted on the tenth of the month in 1876. As you can see by my purple crayon drawing of a phone, I am old enough that phones had dials rather than buttons when I was little.
St. Patrick’s Day was of course on the seventeenth. I don’t quite remember, but I’m pretty positive that Mrs. Cook actually cut out the leprechaun I have glued here. However, it never occurred to me before now, but I wonder why one of his arms is so much longer than the other!
You can see I had trouble with my twos and my fives. I don’t think we were actually supposed to write these, but I was just showing off what a smart little four-year old I was. HA!
You probably can’t tell, but the tulip in the middle is made of crumbled blue tissue paper.
Spring of course started on the twenty-first that year, and you can probably already tell that my favorite colors were purple and red.
And finally, we come to Easter which was on the thirtieth that year. My sad little bunny lost one of his ears being packed in the heat of my Grandma’s attic all these years. I don’t know if you can tell, but his head is actually made out of a Styrofoam circle that they used to use before “packing peanuts” came along. (Man, am I old!)
So there we have it… my kindergarten March lesson. Mrs. Cook also always used to say, “March blows in like a lion and out like a lamb,” so I’m rather surprised I don’t have either a lion or a lamb on here.
Let’s talk: What historical fact most sticks in your mind about March? Did you love your kindergarten teacher? What was your favorite subject in school?