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I'm glad I took the summer off from blogging. I think this helped me do what is right for myself. You know doing what is right for myself isn't always right for others. For example: I enjoy certain things like painting, drawing and creating new things, besides getting paid for working. However, for some they might see it as something to covet. Not into art trying using the one words as a blog challenge. Perfect for encglish. Prompt word. Create a short story using the word of the day.
I was thinking about what I would teach if I was teaching. I think I would have my children create a 17 page book. I would get an 8 X 10 paper 17 pieces of paper fold in half. Ribbon down the middle tie a bow. Then on the front cover I'd have the right History in October. I
I might even provide the front and back page, having them write their name on it. As a warm up exercise having them color the design on the cover. I think this way the children in class I also belive I would find stories to read about the word of the day. American history is so interesting and October has both scary and non scary things to talk about in history. Like people who thought the world was square. What if our world was square, would you fall off.
I would limit the supplies and colors they could use. To help improve the creativity and skillset.
Now if your going to limit supplies for children beware, the children will complain, whine, maybe even cry about how they can't do it without all the usual supplies. Plenty we are a nation of plenty, what if there wasn't plenty?
Hold strong teachers! You'll battle a few parents on this one. Your stifulling their child's creativity, inaction, personal growth. At the end of the 31 days when they have completed their books and you have read all the stories, Talked about old and new? What was it like then? What does one do when you have nothing? Have a discussion time about what they have learned. What they felt using limited supplies, colors, and what the difference is to live without plenty.
- Self awareness
- Skillset Development (eye hand coordination, knowledge of color, hues, application of shading, knowledge application)
- Limitation awareness
- Self Talk (positive or negative)
- Create something from a word. (Something from nothing.)
If you do not like these colors choose those that work best for your class or student at home. I'll be doing it too.
Limit the time to the appropriate lesson plan time. You can even read the stories while they are making their books. Allow an extra sometime near the 31st day for any pages unfinished to be finish. This will help distress children.
If you'd like when done. Ask a volunteer to choose the best painting from each book photograph and make it publish a class book.
- Corn, Pumpkins
- Horn of pleanty
- Moon and Stars
- Wild turkey
- Candle candlelight
- House (log cabin)
- Fall Trees / Apple Trees
- Table set for dinner by a river
- Coins / Money
- United States