Yesterday started out brilliantly with a visit to this indie bookshop I discovered while walking to the hop on hop off bus stop in the DuPont Circle, Washington DC. I walked away with 3 gems - Perfect Square by Michael Hall, A house that once was by Julie Foiano and At the same time around the world by Clotilde Perrin.
Perfect Square tells the week long story of a perfectly happy square, which each day is cut apart, torn, or crumpled. Being creative, the square is undaunted and persistent and using his ingenuity, he transforms himself into something new like a babbling fountain, mountain, a river, etc. I have already thought of loads of activities I can set up for students at any year level. Everything from using a coloured square of paper or textured card to get hands on and creating their own tangram style artwork to coding within a square to create a ‘dot to dot’ picture, to origami. So many possibilities.
Today I have arrived in Chicago and had an amazing afternoon meeting someone very special in the digital art world......that’s tomorrow’s blog post!
I wonder what the kids will call me, today one said "I'm looking for the Apple Teacher"......and another said "Are you Mrs Maker?" ......funny.