another day at the office

cutest. kid. ever. I’m loving my new job. Finally getting into the swing of things, this week has been a whirlwind of tutorials. I have never worked with such a large group of middle school kids, and I am learning a lot myself about how to instruct them. They definitely need more concrete instructions thanContinue reading “another day at the office”


first glued pieces…. Today was insanely exhausting for me. I delivered six lessons on the basics of mosaic making to six adorable groups of kids. They even told me to call them my “minions”, which I found hilarious. Ulka talking to the older kids, my “team leaders”. They are AWESOME artists. There was lots ofContinue reading “progress”

getting started

It has begun! Panels are off the wall and on the floor. Tools and tiles are delivered. A small group of students have been trained. panels laid out on the floor our tools I worked with 7th graders today. I taught them vocabulary words: “Everyone repeat after me: andamento! tesserae!” There will be a testContinue reading “getting started”

catching up…

Following is a backlog of entries, as I haven’t had much chance to get online and post. Hopefully my posts will be less few and far between as I get settled. Enjoy! September 18 2012 I have arrived in style! After a 39 hour commute (which, thankfully, included a 15 hour layover near NYC andContinue reading “catching up…”