Working with someone else is always challenging; fortunately Luminita and I are friends, and we can discuss our differences in simple ways.
I am more of a creative person, always looking for innovative approaches to make life interesting. She is more practical, interested in getting things done efficiently; working together she keeps me on my feet.
When we started discussing the format of our classes, I realized we had different approaches. In her mind we would have two main activities of thirty minutes each. She would come up with a scientific activity and I would come up with an artistic one.
While it makes things simpler to manage and prepare, I knew we needed to go the extra mile and mix the skills into a single activity; after all I believe that exposing children to learning in many different venues helps them find their own style.
Eventually, this is the format we came up with:
1. First 10 minutes, Ice Breaker–to know each other
2. Central 40 minutes, Main Activity–to experience a new learning
3. Last 10 minutes, Warm Blanket–a wrap up activity close the session with a last thought
For the first class I proposed using the “Detective” theme; here is what I prepared:
Warm Blanket | Eyewitness