I’m still not completely sure how this term is already halfway over, but students at both Primary and Secondary are busy this week with their midterm exams. For me, that means a quieter week than usual, since all but one of my classes are happening during exam periods. So thanks to extra free time, the end of the week will hopefully find me with finished lesson plans for the rest of the term! (Now that that’s public, you guys can hold me to it.)
All of my classes in lower primary have been following the same lesson plans this term, as I figure things out and learn my way around this whole teacher business. Each week, we’ve learned about a “building block” (element) of art, and made a fun project using it. Currently, we’re learning about color, and having loads of fun while we’re at it! Last week, we moved class outdoors so we could observe colors in nature (there’s plenty to be found at Kasana). After introducing the color wheel and learning the primary colors, we did some experiments mixing the primaries to get secondaries. Using a clear plastic bag, I added some paints and had the kids guess what color we would end up with. The guesses were pretty entertaining, and the kids’ faces as the colors mixed together to create a new one were priceless!
A few years back, I truthfully never would have anticipated finding so much joy in teaching. It’s just never been something I considered myself particularly drawn toward–especially in an elementary school context, when my very limited experience had been with a predominately junior high/high school crowd. But once again, my Abba Father seems to know me better than I know myself. Teaching in EEVPS is something that I love doing. I love the excitement in the kids’ eyes as I show them the day’s project, the creativity I see unleashed as they bend over their papers, the enthusiasm as they raise their hands to answer a question, the satisfaction as they see their masterpiece completed. Here in my new home, I am able to teach what I love to children I love in a place that I love.
And that, my friends, is a lot of blessings!