“An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
—Carl Jung, 1875-1961
We are the proud parents of a new dog.
Our beloved family member, Aspen went to dog heaven on March 5th, after 15 years of choosing us as her pets.
We vowed to change that dynamic this time around.
Ruby is a “goodle” a greyhound/poodle mix (Don’t ask me how–I defer to the biology teachers among us)
Here is how Thematic Curriculum applies to this:
“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music”
Joan Miro’s Personage and birds sculpture, Houston, Texas Source Link: http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/highsm/12300/12363r.jpg
Joan Miro was an artist who appealed to my students. They appreciated his work because in Miro’s versatility there were many interpretations that appealed to their learning style. For linear, mathematical, and/or musical students, repeating patterns appeared prominently. The amorphous design aspects appealed to the artistic, naturalist, intra-and interpersonal student. Try incorporating Miro’s work with your students—even the youngest enjoy picking out the mini-pictures they recognize. (Use Google Image search and PicLens to see examples that your school filter will allow or use our webpage.)
Let Miro’s quote serve as a metaphor for the enormous possibilities that exist for you in your classroom!