The magazine bowls were a huge hit today. I think my bilingual 5th grade class is obsessed with making magazine bowls now. This project might become a cult classic.
The best surprise came at the end of the day. One of my students, who a few weeks ago couldn't care less about my class, completed a beautiful magazine bowl in his classroom! He must've spent every extra minute and recess making this beautiful bowl. He has been thriving ever since we started sculptural projects. Two weeks ago we started our clay unit. The minute he had a lump of clay in his hand he changed from a goofy, uninterested student into a focused and talented artist. The first clay project he has ever done in his life and it was the best in the class (even better than my example!) I have never seen a kid realize his talent so quickly.
I love when kids surprise me and themselves.
My job is to give them the opportunity.
Love my job.