Last week, as part of our IPC topic ‘Brainwaves’ the children in Einstein were tasked with thinking of a skill to show their teacher. Although I expected that the children might teach me different languages, this idea was very quickly shut down!
I watched on as the children discussed what they would teach me; how to create the perfect paper aeroplane, making my very own cover for a book from scratch, creating a 3D style origami picture and how to draw a panda. As I watched on I was curious to try all of these new skills, until I saw one group in the corner…
They decided that they wanted to teach me how to perform the splits!!! Needless to say I am too inflexible for this and the children cried with laughter at my attempts. This brought about an interesting discussion though as we thought about how we learn a skill and we came to the conclusion that sometimes we may not be successful in our first attempt, second attempt or even our tenth attempt, however if you put your mind to it your possibilities are endless!
What a fun first week we had, and we look forward to countless more as the year progresses!
Year 4 Teacher