Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Tomorrow morning the team meets to get the mentoring schedule up and running. I am hoping all the prep work is done, and all I have to do is appear on the day and time I'm scheduled for so I can focus on the task at hand. I have done one classroom observation which has helped me tune in to the preschool culture. I have to admit I was drawn to the table when the playdough came out - and I joined in. The only tools they had were rolling pin and cookie cutters. They were thinking in two dimensions only. So, I made a dog and a dog bowl and little kibbles. We passed the dog around and everyone made him some food, and some new little bowls. Fun. Simple. This makes me think that the kids need actual art teacher experiences as well as the classroom teacher being trained to integrate visual arts into the literacy activities. I'll have to think more about that . . .