Monday, June 2, 2014

Totally Excited About a New Class to Teach in the Fall

 
Two of my favorite things in life is organizing and planning. I especially love planning curriculum for a new school year and that includes any classes I teach for the Cooperative. In August I was on schedule to only teach drama but one of my teacher's had to cancel out due to scheduling issues. I had a class in the back of my mind that I really wanted to teach to the older kids at some point. So luckily I already had a class to put in that time slot - Mapping the World with Art. I have loved this curriculum from afar and now I actually get to use it. It came in the mail today and I can't wait to start watching some of the DVDs and putting my lessons together for August.

2 comments:

Sandra said...

I love to plan too. I'm already formulating ideas for next year and we aren't yet half way through this academic year! I'll look forward to reading more about this programme - it does sound interesting.

Jessica said...

I don't know if you saw my posts about this. Search my blog for it. We loved it. We did not finish it this year but will continue into next. I LOVED taking time to do the cover, the 16 point compass.

I think the title is a bit misleading. The tutorials are wonderful but the only art supplies used are black markers. I was given lots of beautiful heavy paper by my Aunt years ago and decided to use it to make our map portfolios. I gave the kids the option of using our good Prismacolor markers, water color, oil pastel, crayon and colored pencil to add color to their maps.

I hole punched the end of the paper and threaded the maps with yarn. When the entire collection is finished I will bring them down to Staples and have them spiral bound.

I think you will love this. It will make a great coop class.