Hello hello! I apologize for my lack of posts the past two weeks. Have been very very busy.
I started elementary school and the kids are full of energy and tiring me out.
The school that I'm at had a large population of special needs students. Students with ADD/ADHD, autism, mental disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, and some are even handicapped in one way or another.
I have some photos of the room and projects students were already working on / finishing when I started my placement.
The flowers are Georgia O'Keefe inspired flowers that were made my kindergarten.
Here are some examples I plan on doing with my students. Architecture blue prints with first graders. Pop art pizza sculptures with some of the special Ed classes and Georgia O'Keefe box paintings. My teacher really wanted me to use those boxes and have the kids make flowers on them.
My first graders started the architecture lesson. I read them the book, "Iggy Peck: Architect." The story involves a little boy and his love for architecture and how he saves the day in his second grade classroom.
I originally wanted the students to use these "stick/ straw" things my teacher had laying around to build the structures of the building but after one class did it- I decided to change it up. Their motor skills weren't as developed as I was hoping. So we switched to just using crayon and these textured rubbing plates to get different brick/ siding/ stone textures.
I taught the students about the structures of a building and what things were used on blue prints. They seemed to have fun with it.
Stay tuned for more photos from the little kiddies!