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.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My new Handwork room

1/4th of the 6th grade finished their mice on the first day.....this is the introduction to gusseted animals. You just take 3 pieces of felt...all equal shape (shape is like an oval but the 2 tips are not rounded but pointed so that all 3 points can meet) do the blanket stitch.

No the moment my chairs are in the 2nd grade. I will get them back but I am not sure they can all fit..... I am actually thinking about having chairs only for the older grades where I get half the class and having the younger grades sit on the floor with cushions.

rose ceremony

I have to fit 26 kids in this room......very tight but we just manage


Cadi said...

Awww. I'm getting excited about school just reading about your start of school.

I'm going to knit a gnome with my 2nd graders. I improvised the pattern. If you are on Ravelry, I'm cadilily there. I will probably write a blog post about the gnome soon, though.

I sent you the play via e-mail.

Beautiful roses!


Theresa said...

I love the mouse idea, I may use that later in the year before their animals...

I have thought about those foldy camping/stadium chairs for sitting on the floor and supporting backs...I was thinking they could be made...

I love the natural dyes, we are using food colours this year...I thought about koolaide, but changed my dye turns out pretty cool!

Pam de Groot said...

If you have some eucalypt trees there get some leaves, and some onion skins and wrap them tightly in some wool felt and boil for an hour or two then leave in the water to cool, it is the most impressive natural dye you will find.
Ps don't open the parcels till the next day but the next week is better.