Apparently, figuring out what you want to do for a major project is not the easiest task in the world. I wanted to do something that would utilize myclassroom and have a positive impact on my students (fingers crossed). I love the idea of choosing something you want to learn and posting progress on it, but that would mean my students couldn’t be a part of my project.
So I decided that some of my classes are doing the major project too! One of my ELA 20 and ELA B30 classes are taking part in a very similar project. They get to choose something they want to learn and need to post updates on their progress. I explained the assignment to them today and some students already have amazing ideas (sign language, guitar, coding). I am pretty excited. I am also going to go through the process of setting up a blog hub, so students can comment on each other’s progress throughout the semester. Students will be able to experience comments from people aroundthe globe and within the classroom.
I’ve decided to do a major project alongside them to help model expectations. I will be learning calligraphy throughout the semester.
I’ve always been interested in calligraphy; it kind of seems like one of those skills that is extremely satisfying to do– like scraping a window when the ice is the perfect temperature and it makes it look Mr.Clean clean. You know what I’m talking about. I mean, LOOK at this YouTube video and tell me it doesn’t make you want to learn how to do it.
How do they get such even lettering? Don’t you enjoy the sound of the marker gliding so smoothly over the page? Are the fonts the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Have you had enough rhetorical questions related to calligraphy?
I want to have writing that makes me feel super badass (yes, calligraphy makes you badass now– I’ve decided). I usually do everything with technology in my class so I rarely handwrite anything anymore. I miss it and I’m bringing it back!