I love working with clay. I love the feel of it, as it squishes between your fingers or under your hands. I enjoy its forgiveness. If I screw something up, I just start over. If it gets hard, I add water. If it is too soft, I let it dry out. Because it is so fun to use, I enjoy trying new things with it and my students have really come a long way in the three years I’ve worked with them and clay.
Second grade loves buildings. It may be because these students have the unique opportunity to travel to major cities and see famous monuments all over the world on a regular basis. Life at an international school. Discussions went from Burj Khalifa to Eiffel Tower to the Hagia Sophia, and then back again. Pretty entertaining for a girl who never left North America until she was 35.