Kenwood Elementary School - Stephanie Green's Third Grade Class, 6 hours
The third graders recently got crayfish in the classroom, which is exciting for me, because I also learned about crayfish when I was their age. It was a bit of a learning experience for me, as I never knew that crayfish were so territorial.
I also decided to do an animation project based on some previous experiences I have had in other classes, so hopefully the kids will enjoy it. I'll be presenting the project this Friday.
Teaching at Kenwood: Lesson Day Update!
On Friday, I did a language arts infused project in which I am currently animating for the kids to see tomorrow when I come in! The kids were really excited about the project, and I was happy with the result.
Spectrum Artworks - Shadowing with Jes Reyes, 3 hours
Wednesdays are open studio days at the Lighthouse, but the studio was relatively empty most of the afternoon. Jes and I worked on cutting up images for a collage project, which we did later in the afternoon with some of the residents. Spectrum's art program is very laid back and self-directed, which I greatly appreciate. It gives me a moment to relax and take a breather. For the past year or so, because I've been focusing on media-based works, I haven't had much time to work on hands-on fine arts projects, so collaging for the afternoon was a calming moment for me. It's also motivated me to pick up some old projects.