Our Homeschool Co-op began our second semester yesterday.
I cannot tell you how much joy I receive from taking information
and breaking it into digestible pieces, mixed in with fun and
passing it on to children.
If you are an educator you already know what I am speaking about.
My 4-6th grade music class is a hoot!
I have decided to teach them about composers since there is so
much rich material available. I also love to act out a role and
it is fun to give them the information through another person's
Yesterday we studied Franz Schubert of Austria. I pretended to
be one of his very dear friends, with a very strong and vocal
personality, and told the children all about Mr. Schubert. I did
confuse them intentionally when I handed each child either a shoe
or a "Bert" on a piece of paper and had them find another person with
a match at the beginning of class. They were a bit confused...exactly
as I had hoped. However, it should be a good mental image of his name.
As for my other class, the audience is a bit harder to read.
I am teaching a comedy class to the Jr and Sr Highers. They
are going to find out that being a comedian is a skill. I am
anxious to see if any of them do the homework I assigned. I
asked them to come back next week with a list of "tools" comedians
use in their line of work. Things such as exaggeration, sarcasm,
props, real life...
I love these kiddos so much!
It is a blessing to have this opportunity
to spend time with them.
O.k. and speaking of teaching children...mine need to
be getting started on their work. So...I am off!
But before I go...Congratulations to Melissa, Geoff and
Elijah Gill on the birth of Ethan Gill late last evening!
I am so happy for you!