Monday, ….. my feet didn’t touch the ground!
I used the morning to prepare (despite using most of the half term to prepare also) …… believe me, there is never enough preparation one can do when dealing with 16 children age range between 5-11 years.
My lovely assistant Lyn arrived to help out despite not feeling 100%, that’s dedication for you!
The lunchtime art club was a pretty relaxed affair, years 5 & 6 were on the rosta today. They dabbled with sketching sheep and fox skulls (they were clean and bleached of course), they also began creating fantasy castles (dragging 3 colours of paint North, using different widths of card. When the paint dries, roofs and minute details can be added to give the illusion of huge castles. The messy rating is 8/10.
During the afternoon we spent time with small groups from class 3 & 4 making collage. The themes were Tudor portraits and designing costumes for Macbeth.
The after school club was a great success, the children worked on the same projects as the lunchtime crew, but in more detail. They all seemed to enjoy it. I had to smile at the end, we had a queue for the loo, a queue to wash paint off hands, little ones too small to reach the taps and mucky fingers every which way you turned.
The lesson I learnt this week ….. be more prepared! …… We shall have bowls of water at the ready to wash hands in next week. Messy rating 10/10