My daughter, Gretchen, is in her junior year of college at Indiana University. She is majoring in elementary education and special education. She is currently enrolled in her elementary art class. Who remembers that?? I sure do…a paper mache rabbit, clay face, stamping. Recently she was home for the weekend and working on creating a puppet for an assignment. When students presented their puppet, it needed to have some sort of speech. I was excited to “help” with her creation!
I think I’m just going to use a sock and make a bird.
Ooh, sounds perfect! Maybe the bird could recite a spring poem.
Gretchen finds an old sock and cuts a hole for the mouth.
Do we have any yellow construction paper?
Yes, check the den. It’s on the tray where I keep the printer paper.
Let’s head to the basement and look through the tubs with crafting supplies.
A treasure awaits us…googly eyes, yarn, hot glue gun, even some raffia that could make a “nest.”
We work together. I am in charge of hot glue dots while Gretchen applies the various parts to her bird. The masterpiece was finished!
What poem should I choose?
Maybe the one about hope by Emily Dickinson.
Oh, yes! That’s perfect!
After a few trial runs, Gretchen is ready for the zoom presentation the next day.
Then next day, during Gretchen’ class, I started receiving text messages:
There was a moment of panic, but all ended up well! It was fun to create with her. I’m looking forward to future lesson planning and sharing ideas with this new teacher ❤️