On Wednesday Libby, Tamika and Charlotte, some our Year 2 students, asked if they could run an ‘Art Club‘ for our class. I thought “Why not?” So the girls explained that they would like to offer ‘Art lessons’ for students who might be interested. We negotiated when and where the lessons would happen and what activity and resources the girls felt they would need.
So Libby, Tamika and Charlotte discussed what they would need and have to offer.
Here is the list they came up with:
- They would need- Art paper, Craypas textas, craypas, pencils, desks and a teacher to help supervise (me!).
- A flyer to advertise.
They wanted to create a flyer to advertise their Art Club so people could take time to think about what they had to offer.
Here is flyer the girls presented to the class during lunch eating time.
Then they explained what they wanted to offer the class. The students had some great questions like:
- What will we be making?
- What days is it on and what time?
- What if I’m away – will I have to leave the Art club?
- Do I need to bring anything?
- What if I can only make 1 day because I’m doing another activity on the other day?
They created a word document for interested students to sign up on and later printed it to use as their roll sheet. 15 students signed up immediately!
Then the girls spent a lunch break looking through my Art books for ideas that they use. They bookmarked lots of different ideas – for future reference! They decided on the materials they would need. They also worked out the roles each would be responsible for – Libby and Tamika are the teachers and Charlotte is responsible for resources (and teaching if needed).
Today (Friday) Libby, Tamika and Charlotte held their first Art Club during lunch – they were so excited!!!
They organised the tables and resources and got started on their very first Art work.
Here are some pictures to give you an idea of how things went.
It was just amazing and inspiring to see these 3 girls take on such an adventure and really thinking the whole process through.
They’ve been resourceful, thoughtful, creative, artistic, inspiring, had fun and lots of laughs…. I could go on and on!
I felt very proud of the initiative they showed to create a club for others. I wonder what they’ll do next???? I wonder what their future holds? Remember they are just 7 years old!
Regards – Lisa S (Very Proud class teacher)
What do you think of Libby, Tamika and Charlotte’s idea? They’d love to hear from you!