Mini Courses began yesterday at my school. I landed up having eight kids in my handmade card making mini course. I had a FABULOUS time with them (Six are my students, one student is in the third grade, and one student is in the second grade.) This SOLS that follows is about one small moment within the hour-long mini course:
I was punching holes one-by-one, with a pin tool, through V’s Mother’s Day Card methodically since I didn’t want the brads to sit too close together. Just as I took my pin tool out of the card, I glanced upwards to where Ms. Y. was setting up the food I had purchased.
“That looks great!” I announced from across the classroom.
Modestly she replied, “Oh thank you!”
I walked over to where Ms. Y. was standing, leaving V to finish fastening the brad to the card. She cut the whole wheat pita into sections and put them on plates with folded napkins for each student. The apple juice had been poured into eight cups with the hummos and apricots waiting to be consumed on the same desks. All I kept thinking to myself was, If she wasn’t here right now, I don’t know how I would’ve pulled this off! Food and teaching card making for the first time… wouldn’t have gone as well as it is!
I showed the students how to dip the pita into the hummos, which only one of them had had before, so that there was no double-dipping going on. They all complied and all tried the Sabra Hummos, which was exceedingly spicy thanks to the red peppers in the center. Q told me, “I really like hummos Ms. S., but can I get a drink from the bubbler… now!??!” (Naturally I told her “yes.”)
Next week: Birthday Cards and Fresh Fruit
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.