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I took residence for a couple of hours a week in the Home Economics room and taught students to make their own pizza. Yes, the class had more boys than girls and everyone had to return at lunch time after the dough had risen, to bake and eat their pizza. Our morning class allowed us to prep the condiments, and make the dough. The following week, I did the TV switch, bring an already risen dough to switch with the one we had prepared so we could go ahead and bake the one that had already risen. Children all took their own dough back home in a baggy, ready to bake for their families.
I love this idea and wonder if our province-wide (Erin's also, I believe) curriculum could accommodate something like this. When my kids were young and in elementary school, there were a couple of wonderful teachers who gave of their time after school. One taught drama and the other introduced the kids to golf. To have actual regular classes learning what their educators love to teach would be a dream come true for most schools. Good for your and your group for establishing such a fine learning experience for your kids.
What a great idea!Reminds me of conversations I have with my teenage grandson Kyle after he's finished working with his grandpa in the yard. Wherever the conversation goes. Maybe the world map, maybe what a will and a trust are, maybe immediate versus delayed gratification. He never walks away until his ride comes. Love it!
oh what a cool idea...i doubt it would fly these days...but i do get to lead a club...after school once a week for creative writing and we have fun reading to each other and trying new things...
What a wonderful idea! I'll bet the students remembered those Friday classes long after the others became a blur of the past.
How wonderful that you guys did this! Our after school activities are all run by volunteers who send in their idea for a class for the elementary students. I'm considering doing a Beginner's Spanish class eventually, but I'm nervous. I think when it goes like this, when the teacher, whoever they may be, is teaching something they truly enjoy and have a passion for, it makes the class that much better.Shannon at The Warrior Muse
I believe the underused talent of our teachers is one of the greatest resources in our education systems. And here you found a way to utilize that. Good for you! Kids loved it; teachers loved it. Parents even came along. I don't think you could ask for anything better than that. Well done, Rosaria et al.! Blessings and Bear firstname.lastname@example.orgBears NotingLife in the Urban Forest (poetry)
WOW! I am so inspired by this. Amazing what people can do when they are not micromanaged and given room to express their gifts and pursue their interests.
I come from a long line of teachers...they are the greatest...my sister retired from teaching five years ago but returned to full time teaching this year...if you don't mind I will share this with her. It was worth the read...congratulations on Post of the Week...great choices from HilarySandi
What IF?!ALOHA, Friend from HonoluluComfort Spiral ><}}(°>
This sounds like it was a great idea – but you had to have special teachers interested in taking part too, some teachers don’t care that much. When I retired I wrote to the French teacher in the high school near me, offering that I come, whenever she wished, maybe several hours a week, no charge, to speak conversational French (as I know that this teacher’s French is not that good – she taught my girls…) well she was not interested. I offered at another high school – same thing, they said kids did not want to learn French anymore or something to that matter, even though they had classes in French. I said I could just talk about the culture and history instead of the language, still no interest in the least, and a friend who is Hungarian got the same answers – granted Georgia is number 48 in education….!
learning and living, rosaria, why do we ever choose otherwise? success? this post demonstrates the best of success. i wish my children could be in your class. i would look forward to some of that dough coming home:)love))))xoerin