I am not feeling well. Yesterday, I did not go to classes. I’m feeling a bit better today, but my nose is icky and my throat hurts, especially when I yawn.
I realized I haven’t posted in 10 days, so I figured I’d post an update now. However, there are only 15 minutes left before class begins, so it might be a bit short. Also, I don’t really have anything in particular to write about.
Let’s see…I have homework to do…that’s pretty much all that I do. Tonight, my educational philosophy is due. Next week, I have my drawing midterm portfolio review and a contemporary art museum presentation. I also have notes and things like that, field work at a high school, a video to work on, and lots of other stuff. Should be fun.
This weekend, I’m doing the children’s sermon at my church, which I’m looking forward to. I’m giving all the kids friendship bracelets. I’ll also be teaching Sunday school to my preschool class. We’re starting a new unit on creation, which I think they’ll enjoy. That’s what we’re talking about for the rest of the school year, so I hope they like it. The last few weeks are going to be different activity things with the whole church, but the first five will be regular classes. This week, I think we’ll read the creation story from our story Bible and play with playdough and maybe do a game or song or something, depending on their interest levels and which kids show up.
Tomorrow, I’m going to Goodwill again. I think we’ll do a painting of a snowstorm. They’ll like that. I’m still struggling to find ideas for appropriate activities for them online, but toddler sites seem to be applicable. I think this is sad. Adults are not children, even if they have the “same” cognitive functioning. Also, adults with sensory issues do not generally want to be covered in paint, something many toddler activities encourage. Plus, cleaning paint off a large adult’s feet is difficult and unnecessarily messy. I think I may need to start a site of ideas and resources, but I don’t know that I really have the time to keep that up, or even start. So, for now, I have a Pinterest board with a few toddler activities that might work.
Well, class is about to start, so I’ll post later.