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?


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.