yesterday was our first foray into the sketchbooks. i passed them all out, showed mine, and asked if they needed an in depth explanation or if they just wanted to go for it.
only a handful of kids wanted the explanation. i let the rest get started.
they used mostly scrapbook paper & stickers from the wishlist plus some washi & a few scraps of paper i brought from home.
i sat at the round table with 5 kids who wanted a bit of cut & paste guidance. it may seem straightforward to us, but cut & paste can present challenges for otherwise clever children.
these sketchbooks are fantastic and very sturdy! the last of the watercolor sets arrived yesterday evening. i had selected a prang set of 16 colors for each student. we’ll have plenty of fun drawing our palettes and then exploring with the paint on our pages next week.
i’ve had numerous requests to add more items to the wishlist. in the last week alone i’ve added things and within minutes they’re gone. MINUTES!
this morning i added a final few items (like atlases), but after that i think we’re GOOD. i’ll reevaluate in a few months.
a million hot-air balloon hearts glittering their way towards you across the early autumn sky. inside each one a bunch of little kids blowing you kisses.
with our wishlist class markers you sent a couple of weeks ago we made a paper quilt for our hallway bulletin board.
here is the colored cardstock being put to good use! you cannot begin to imagine how useful all of these things are in a classroom.
unless you’re a teacher.
then you totally get it!
hope you’re having a good saturday somewhere in the world. let me know how you are and what you’re getting up to.
love from california.