The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Meetings

It's meeting week!

I have lost my Handwork room...but have gained a new one ...THANK GOD!
I am excited for the transition....I get to Lazure again...which I LOVE!

GAMES:
In our meeting yesterday we did 2 very sweet things. 1. we had our faculty split off into 5 groups. Counting off 1,2,3,4,5. about 5-6 people per group. after that we were given 2 months of the year. going backwards from May, April, = group 1 March, Feb = group 2 etc.

From this point we had 30 mins to go and figure out a skit that portrayed those months.

So I was in the group that had Sept, Aug. we had Michaelmas, tractors coming into plow the gardens, the passing of a student, rose ceremony, beginning of school meetings, painting and unpacking our rooms etc.

After we practiced for a while we came back together and acted it out.....it was absolutely hilarious!
We made fun ourselves and funny situations that happened during the year (example) one group acted out parent teacher conferences with a conversation that actually happened.
The teacher tells the parents "I haven't received any completed main lesson books from your child this semester" and the parent said " now what are these Maaaain Lesson Books? "

Funny situations like that had us all just rolling with laughter....it was very therapeutic.

2. the second thing we did was to make a time capsule and appreciation. we all added things into the pot and we will put it in the earth for 8 years and bring it out again.

we also went and thanked those who we felt helped us this year.....I received a very, very kind letter from one of the Spanish teachers who felt like I was a mentor to her this year....I was totally taken back and honored to be blessed with such a compliment!

Anyway....fun times!
3 more days of meetings....and then room rotation!

2 comments:

naturenest said...

I would love to see a blog post on the lazure process of your new handwork room.

Tan Family said...

Great games! Your post had me laughing aloud. :)