Today I have been invited into Tom's grade 2 classroom to lead an activity for the children.
They are doing a "unit of enquiry" on textiles. As someone who supposedly knows a little bit about textiles, I've been asked to share my knowledge. I'm feeling the pressure.
So I thought I'd keep it simple and have some fun with fabric glue, vlisofix, 'heat n'bond'. The teacher has some little embroidery frames for them, so I'm going to show them how to do a little framed something with a collage of fabric that they can embellish if they choose. I figured an iron was a little friendlier than needles and threads for 8 year olds, and children like to cut and paste, no.
Can you tell I'm feeling out of my depth? Second graders intimidate me more than adults in this context.
More creative spaces on Kootoyou.
Post Script: I am exhausted. After leading a one hour activity I was ready for a cup of tea and a lie down. It was go, go, go; fabric was everywhere, 20 little faces queuing up with questions. The children seemed to enjoy it, and as Kirsten said in the comments, I was very impressed by their creative output.