As I began my journey to rekindle my love for drawing, a few things got in the way. So my drawings may need to take a back seat for a few weeks. Bummer!
I took a short-term contract teaching grade 6 for the month of January. It's full time. I'll be teaching primarily Math and Science with a bit of Art and French thrown in for good measure. Math is easy for me and we'll be learning about negative and positive numbers, so that's fun. Science will be a bit more interesting. We'll begin by learning microscope parts, doing a short lab on using the microscope which will wrap up their unit on Diversity of Life. Then I will introduce electricity starting with static electricity. Too bad I can't use my newly acquired knowledge on the light spectrum.
I think I'll do some painting with a bamboo brush, if I can find enough brushes that don't cost too much. I thought it would be fun to learn how to paint bamboo and leaves and maybe a chinese character. That plan depends on the integrity of the students.
French is always awkward since I don't speak it. At least my accent is OK courtesy of my Portuguese. Mostly, I need to teach them not to hate it. I think I can manage that. haha. I'm looking forward to getting to know a class for a change. As a TOC (Teacher On Call) that's a rarity.
On top of school preparation, January is the month that the magazine, PNW Diver, is supposed to be published. I have most of my material, thankfully. I'll need to use my evenings to work on the articles. I'm not sure when I'll get it out.
So, wish me well. I'll try to get some dives in to maintain sanity and post any artwork I do or some really good stuff the kids do. Cheers.