Ceramics

Over the past few weeks I’ve made some time to work with clay to make Christmas presents. It is awesome having access to a kiln because I’ve been able to fire everything! These are just a couple of the pieces all finished up!

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These are some ornaments of Kodamas or ‘Tree Spirits’ from the animated film, Princess Mononoke.

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ESL China

 

This has been the first summer in long long time that I have not worked full time. Instead I decided to complete some Additional Qualification Courses for teaching. I completed Special Education Part 1 as well as Teaching English as a Second Language Part 1. For the ESL course I spent three weeks teaching English to a class of 27 kindergarteners in Shanghai, China. What an experience. I was able to integrate lots of crafts and music into the classroom which made it such a blast! After teaching, I spent a week in Beijing sight seeing which was so inspiring and amazing. I am so thankful and lucky to have gone!

Here are some photos of my students. I loved them all. I never thought I could enjoy teaching Kindergarten so much. It’s definitely not like teaching high school!


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