Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Puzzle Tanka


We share no language—
Just attention to design
Color, shape, and hue.
Was my pleasure in her work
Some  strange mystery to her?

4 comments:

steven said...

dan i taught kindie for a very little while - it was my wish to be a kindie teacher but it didn't play out that way and i'm in the right place in grade 6. my favourite memory of kindie was a little boy who spent an incredible amount of time creating a mandala using attribute blocks that spread over a metre in circumference. it was beautiful. symmetrical in terms of shape and colour. it left the little kindie herd awestruck - not to mention myself. i often wonder about the nature of attention we give to our students and where it fits into their sense of themsleves and their creations. have a peaceful day. steven

Dan Gurney said...

You'd have been a fabulous kindergarten teacher, I'm sure. I spent a dozen years teaching sixth grade. I enjoy teaching at whatever level. But kindergarten has been a particularly good fit for what I've need to learn in this lifetime. More exploration of the heart, and less exploration of the head.

The Pollinatrix said...

I really love the look on this girl's face. Slightly bemused, almost amused. I'm just blown away by her design. And humbled. I don't think I could have done that.

Dan Gurney said...

She did it all by herself. I see some really really elaborate mandalas the kids make.