Class went very well and I dived into it. The 4/5 grades are making their designs for their handworks bag - some of which have a strong opinion (imagine that!). The 2/3 grades are in a mixed class as well and it will prove difficult if I don't get some parent help. I have two people in the works hopefully I will get more. Grade 2 are going to learn how to pearl (with 3 that don't know how to knit) and Grade 3 will be crocheting (with 2 that don't know how). There are 12 total. Sigh - I love it already. They have release forms for everybody so I hope to have photos of the kids hands working every once in a while.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
First day of teaching
I had a great first day. We had opening ceremonies with lovely 2 cellos playing while the parents and siblings arrived. There was a short history and then the teachers & staff were introduced - there are 16 of us! It was a beautiful and powerful sight. Then the older grades played a song while the 1st graders carries a flower under a flowing silk to their new teacher. Andi then told a story (for us all to hear) and then we walked up to the school house and revealed the new school sign. It was very emotional and I loved being a part of it.