Well, well, well, Grade 4!
This idea of challenge and opportunity led the two classrooms in completely different directions. One class wanted to do printing and the other wanted to work with masks. No Problem!!!
Actually, there was a bit of a problem. The classes were on completely different timetables. Half of Grade 4 finished their artwork in half of the time. In the end, it all worked our alright. One class started an artwork using a dotting technique and the other will catch up with that as they finish their next project.
Many of you decided to do a split-screen kind of idea. Whether it was on a mask or etched in for a print, your ideas became more complex as you created. Some students even challenged the idea of challenge VS opportunity, claiming that challenges are opportunities!!
Great thinking, Grade 4!
With a career spanning 25 years, I have worked alongside children from infancy to 9th grade in a generalist classroom setting. To my delight and surprise, an opportunity arose for me to become an art teacher in 2015. My first year was a learning experience and I expect that will be the case with all the years to follow.