I want to cut and shape and glue
With little clips of magazines
Stuck to paper, folded card
And cardboard boxes made into
Aquariums and libraries,
Mountain ranges never seen;
To make a world outside my own
With nothing more than paper hearts
And tissue paper reeds that sway.
I take a Year 7 class for my tutor sessions and I really enjoy their enthusiasm when it comes to things like arts and crafts. I was with the Year 11s last term and they are sixteen and won’t do anything.
But, as refreshing as it is to have kids that are keen, I really miss the fun that you have with primary school kids when it comes to arts and crafts.
When I was deciding what teaching course to do, I really couldn’t make up my mind between primary and secondary. I picked secondary because I knew that I could get a bit more back from that age group. I can really dig into English and push the students and I knew that would keep me from ever getting bored.
However, as I now specialise in my subject, I can’t dabble in all the other fun subjects that I did in the summer. In the summer term I made an aquarium and a volcano out of paper, card and loads of glue.
I’m going to have to click and collect some bits and pieces from Hobbycraft and do some of my own arts and crafts. It won’t be as fun and I don’t know what I’ll do with a volcano, but it should keep me entertained over half term!
4 thoughts on “to do some arts and crafts”
That feeling that you’re creating something is great, isn’t it? And younger children don’t really care how perfect their work is or isn’t. They do it for the pure joy, or to make things as gifts. I like that attitude.
It’s lovely to make something that looks a bit naff but was made with love. And they were always so proud and wanted to show their parents when they came to pick them up. It made my heart melt.
Creating from scraps is a wonderful way to unwind. Have fun.