Saturday, January 7, 2012
Back at school...
I also had those terrors of what do I teach next. The creativity button didn't seem to turn on easily. But I think I have myself more in gear. I came up with a rather nice variation of a suggestion in the grade six social studies book. My grade six students are happily researching and doing mock interviews of Canadian painters. I stumbled on to a very nice website and let students each pick an artist who they will pretend to interview and then pick a favorite painting and then do a drawing in the style of their artist. I will post the assignment here for you. I am also moving into microscopes (something that I always rather dread as much as they love) with the grade six students.
Yesterday they began working on a scientific drawing of salal leaves (given to me when I was buying flowers at The Flower Factory) and then started using magnifying glasses to make more detailed drawing and what fun they were having...) The Grade Sevens are into Egyptian projects and plaguing me for clay. As well yesterday I met our artist in resident and soon the kids will be doing making clay masks. My principal has also signed us up for a story telling project so the fun never ends.