You’ll see on my page ‘In my mind…’ I see myself as lots of different teachers. I know I have lots of different roles to fulfil.
In the children’s mind, however, I am so much more…
While learning about Jesus today, we talked about Jesus being a person, just like you and me. I read a few stories to the children and explained that even though when he was an adult he had a few ‘special’ things about him, when he was a child, he was just like the children I teach.
We listened to a song about Jesus, which explained where Jesus grew up (Galilee). When asking the children, ‘Where did Jesus grow up?’ One child, brightly and excitedly shot up his hand and said,
“He grew up in Calla Lily! The flowers I grow in the garden must be from that place where Jesus grew up!”
This afternoon, the children experimented with water pastels and coloured pencils to create impact with colour. One boy came up to me and asked,
“Miss Rainbow, can I use the water pistols on my art now please?”
I repeated what he said in a questioning tone to see if he picked up on his little mistake.
He replied saying,
“Yeah, remember when you said we could use the water pistols to do our art work? Have you forgotten, Miss Rainbow?”
I just said, “No, no sweetheart. Off you go and use the water pistols.”
He skipped off saying,
“Yay! Time for the water pistols!”
A very interesting art lesson indeed.
Navigating death in our age of distraction
just an ordinary mum, who aside from a good cappuccino, loves cooking all things healthily and gluten free in her Thermomix