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I was struck by this post about a teacher week activity at Sabot at Stony Point in Richmond, Virginia. Teachers talked about the power of observational drawing across all grades, and then were prompted to create their own observational drawing of their feet. Suzanne, the lower school director who wrote the post, shared her evolution from trepidatious to engaged:
This kind of professional development experience can help us find meaning in what we are asking children to do with their time. Click over and read about the experience on Susan's blog.
I have my mind on empowering children to use different media to express their ideas in the classroom, and I hope to expand my understanding of clay this school year. I was so inspired by the clay studio at the Portland Children's Museum this summer, and I'm collecting more resources. This post from An Everyday Story is a nice little intro to using clay with young children.
Last this week, a playlist for the classroom. I have been using this playlist as background music nearly every day while children play and explore, and it really sets a wonderful tone.
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