Barton Open School - Allison Barton - 7 Hours
May 3rd. Today in the morning I did a lot of getting ready for my lesson, making sure I had all my supplies. Also I was making sure the PowerPoint was ready to go and that nothing sounded confusing. I think that overall the lesson went pretty well. We started off with Allison giving a quick 5-minute math lesson to the children to remind them of some of the skills that they would be using for this art infused lesson. While she was talking I handed out supplies so that we could make the most of the hour because I had not planned on Allison doing a mini lesson in my backward model lesson plan but I switched it up on the fly. I think that my PowerPoint was really effective in showing the kids what they were going to do and showed them how it was used in many real world situations. It was also nice to see their faces light up when they saw how even I used math with in my own work that was a great suggestion made by my professor Lynda Monick-Isenberg. I should have had a few more examples of how to draw the ratio of the gird but Allison being the pro she is stepped in to help me out and drew a gird on the board for people. Children were involved the entire hour and a lot of them were exited to take it home because they wanted to see what the whole picture would look like once it was all put together.
May 4th.Today I came in for a few extra hours. Allison did a lesson for the first half of class and the second half of class the kids continued to work on their drawings. I also assigned it as homework again to try and get the kids to finish it or put in a little bit more detail. I also asked the kids what they liked and didn’t like, the only didn’t like was that they didn’t like to draw so Ill take that as a win.
May 5th. I went in to put the piece together, put it up in the hallway, and take a picture. Unfortunately one person forgot their square at home so it is missing one but Allison told me she would take one when it is complete.