A student teacher is teaching my grade 4’s this week. I am so pleased. It is fascinating to see how my children react to her and the lesson. It makes me look at my teaching style and critique myself, a worthwhile experience. I asked the student teacher to teach all four classes of grade 4’s and she has come so far. She has lost her nerves and stepped forward with confidence and animation. I’m so proud of her. I’m tempted to ask her to create a mark schedule for the project to add an invaluable angle to the experience.
The children were asked to create emotional chickens from chalk and sugar water. The teacher had them pick an emotion from her bag of mixed emotions and they were challenged to draw just what they got. No swopping and no begging for something different. The first class was not quite up to the standard we were looking for but the next class was wonderful. I have high hopes for this lot working now.
The photographs below are toward the end of the lesson so that we can see how they are handling the colours. Please note that the children are trying to mirror their chicken’s given emotion in their photo with their art. Very cute indeed!