Friday, March 2, 2012

BASC Spring '12: Pop-Ups

Teaching pop-ups can be challenging when you are working with children who are on different levels developmentally. Every time I teach a pop-up lesson I think a lot about how I am going to teach. Today, I had the kids follow along with me step-by-step as I demonstrated how to make pop-up mouths and noses. I felt this teaching strategy has been the most successful so far. All the children were engaged in the learning and fewer children needed one-on-one assistance. In between teaching I quickly moved around the room to check in with my students. All of them did a mouth and some a mouth and a nose. The children's art work is evidence of their learning. A few folds and a cut produce mouths and noses that are then transformed by the children into incredible characters.