Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I did in school today.

The school the girls go to (well, one went) is different from most schools out there.  It goes from pre-K (3 year olds) up to 12th grade.  It isn't traditional in any area, but least of all in the early grades.  Once a year, the specialists (the art teacher, music teacher, pe teacher, computer person, spanish teacher, principal, guidance counselor and any other person without a full time classroom full of kids) get together and put on an experiential learning week that focuses on just one subject.  This year it was the Wild West.

They brought me in to teach about spinning and fibers and how the settlers made their clothes.  It was really fun.  These little guys are in the 3 year old class and they were so interested and so polite!

I spent about 5 hours there and got to see a lot of lovely little kids.  The boys were fascinated with how my wheel worked and the girls were fascinated with everything.

I showed them lots of different types of fibers and lots of different kinds of spindles and some cards and how to card wool.

The kids had each made their own horse . . . .

and they rode them up the hall to the music room where I was with my spinning wheel.

This little gentleman held his horse tightly so I could get a picture of it - it was green on the other side.


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That's the kind of school I want to go to!

Dena said...

Looks like everyone especially you had a great day at school.

Gina said...

What a fun day! I love the way they come up with questions and their own input.

Isdihara said...

Adorable!!! Great job with the spinning demo!