teaching prac is going brilliantly - loving the school, my mentor teacher and the kids. actually the whole school is pretty wonderful - very very lucky with this placement.
this coming week will be my last - and I'll be teaching almost full days all week. lots of planning to do - but as it's loads of flow on from last week - I'm sure all will go well.
I get to finally do some art lessons tomorrow (yay!) - and I'll be teaching 2 classes back to back with the same lesson plan.
year 5/6 are looking at energy this term - so I've planned to do a lesson on the 'Op Art' movement - specifically on the work of Bridget Riley - exploring the use of line to show movement.
here's a couple of Bridget's amazing works from the 60's..... beware - they can make your eyes hurt!!!.....
|'Movement in Squares' - 1961 - Bridget Riley|
|'Intake' - 1964 - Bridget Riley|
|'Blaze 1' - 1962 - Bridget Riley|
in class - we'll look at these and other examples of Bridget's work - discuss using lines to show movement and 3 dimensional shapes on 2D paper - and I'll attempt to work them through making their own Op Art pieces to display in the classroom.
when it's done - I'll be sure to take some photos of the completed display to share the fun.
in other news - my heart goes out to those Aussie families today that lost their soldier husbands/fathers/sons/brothers yesterday in Afghanistan. absolutely heart breaking. let's get all our troops home safely and soon please AUS government. our boys are doing an amazing job - but this war (which is not ours) has gone on far too long.
have a safe week everyone.