i’ve transported 99.9% of the wishlist packages to school. i bag everything then load up the chariot. at recess the 3rd grade moving crew transports everything to the classroom. across the yard they march each holding a trader joe’s bag filled with books. i only choose 7 movers each day – it’s a coveted job that everyone wants.
everyone has a job. some kids are in charge of labeling, others want to straighten & sort.
katherine labels all of the portfolios for student work. someone else finds a container for the highlighters & sharpies.
others take the plastic off the boxed sets of books, games, and white boards.
today i let them get into groups and play with the games.
such cooperative, smart children!
some of the books come with posters. we put those on the walls to cover as much of the gray grime as possible. derek wanted to unpack the book bins and hook them all together. others helped him fill them with books. it won’t be long before someone decides to sort them into categories.
today my moving crew brought all 23 sketchbooks into the class. i collaged my cover already and on friday the kids will each get their very own sketchbook and decorate their covers. these books are big. 9×12. with nice thick paper that can handle watercolor & tempera
everyone is terribly excited.
i’m anticipating that we’ll work in them a few times per week. i have some ideas to incorporate them during all the subject areas. there are so very many things one can draw after all!
drawing lesson pages, subject area pages, free pages, illustrated journal pages, maybe some comic pages (!)
writing, drawing, cutting, pasting, labeling, lettering, learning.
we’re going to do it all.
thanks all of you dear & special peeps for your donations to the classroom wishlist. please know that there’s a little classroom in downtown LA that is being transformed by your kindness.
truly, madly, deeply. xo