As the teacher I have the privilege of being able to speak into most of those relationships. Not so much with parents though. Don't get me wrong I speak with parents ALL the time, but I'm not always there to support my young people in making choices that build stronger relationships with their parents. So, what can I do about that? Well, I take every opportunity I can to help them articulate the positive value they place in these relationships. Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day are two very obvious examples of when this can happen. So here's my take on the process this year:
For the Mamas:
|My class has an almost unanimous|
aversion to the colour pink.
Don't ask! (I don't know.)
For the Papas:
This one was really fun, and again quite simple to make. Out came some store bought cards again and we made iDads. Our school is a 1:1 iPad school so this seemed funnier to us than it might to others. We drew a simple iPad shape, and using foam tape attached mini apps that represented relevant activities for each of our fathers. We trimmed the corners from the cards and used a white sticker as the button. Easy! On the inside the fun really began. Each card has a Google logo and search buttons. As you may have read in my last post about paint chips and descriptive writing we've been developing our descriptive writing skills so we put these to good use. The search term of the day was, of course, each child's father's name, and the search results were the descriptive sentences they'd written. Neat huh?
|Love you Papa!|
This post doesn't relate to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers but it does relate directly to my dad so…
Papa… Happy belated Fathers' Day. xxx