January 16, 2005

Straw Looms

Well, the girls in my English class may not have enjoyed spinning, but they enjoyed this!

Now how is that English? Well, these words came up (though so much interest was in the loom I will most likely have to repeat the words) Loom, weave (and I showed them that people can weave in and out of things as well) shirts, skirts, bedclothes, sheets, pillowcases, numbers five and three, spin, thigh. They took home some yarn and their looms and now have something else to do when they don't have homework. At the very least they brought home an art project. And the principle seemed to think it a good idea; she saw what we were doing and complimented me.

So next week I'm going to talk more about the words, and then do a movement excercise with each girl moving how I specify; weave in and out of the chairs, or spin, or jump or kick, or run in place etc. etc.

I like teaching!

Posted by Rachel Ann at January 16, 2005 01:22 PM

Glad to see they liked weaving better than they did spinning. Was there any reason why this lesson went better than the last craft attempt?

Posted by: Althea at January 16, 2005 03:12 PM

Two of the girls didn't like the smell of the sheep, and I think they are a bit "citified". The idea of touching something that was straight from off the back of a sheep horrified them. The loom though, which could make pretty pictures, that was more their style.

The Artist is having a great time with the loom as well; she made a bracelet and is now working on a headband. It is really a nifty kind of loom; simple, but does the job quite well.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at January 16, 2005 08:32 PM

The girls are lucky to have such a interesting teacher. Blessings!

Posted by: Andrea at January 16, 2005 11:31 PM

The Artists made a bracelet -- in orange? [g]

Posted by: Althea at January 17, 2005 07:31 AM

I tried in orange, but we didn't have enough wool for us both to do so (I only had scrap) and my bracelet didn't come out so well. I hope to by a skein when we go into the city tomorrow. (I know, I now, I have to call!!!)

Posted by: Rachel Ann at January 17, 2005 07:36 AM
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