Turtles n Butterflies

We made turtles! (Well we copied another teacher coz I don't find stuff this cool by myself) I thought this time instead of talking the kids through the Turtle craft I'd just let them watch the video and figure it out themselves XD That actually worked! But then they saw aalll the other videos Youtube... Continue Reading →

Dots, Dots and D- … Squiggles?

Now you might know this art form as Aboriginal Dot Art, 'Pointillism' (Europeans thinking they're super fancy), or 'Kids with Q Tips and Paint' - a 21st century Art Movement which originated in a kindergarten somewhere. Anyway, I showed the kids cool examples from Aboriginal Art and definitely got all our hopes up on what... Continue Reading →

Tiny Envelopes

TINY ENVELOPES! Even more fun, when they're in a giant envelope... The craft itself was so simple that most of the kids actually knew how to do it already (they were kind of doing it their own way which was great) but it's super simple whether tiny or huge. You just need a square paper... Continue Reading →

Introducing Teens to Literature

School subjects generally distinguish first languages and second languages by only including the study of literature in the former. Which makes sense, reading in a foreign language is confusing enough without delving into another culture’s use of literary devices. But literature is so. much. fun. If you like reading that is. And if you don’t... Continue Reading →

Bookmarks with Ears!

Hypothesis: Reading doubles in fun simply by having a cool bookmark. Plan of Action: To test hypothesis on my many minions Today was step #1. LOOK AT THESE CUTIES. I’ve been advised to ideate for all my Art lessons by browsing pinterest, so that’s what I do now…I found many cool examples of these bookmarks,... Continue Reading →

Potato Mice

Here we have a mouse.  Not any kind of mouse,  a jacket potato mouse inspired by a recipe in an Annabel Karmel cookbook. We roasted some potatoes after generously painting the potato with olive oil-there were some very enthusiastic painters. We could have used our hands I guess, but we have a pink food brush... Continue Reading →

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