Monday, October 29, 2012

Let the bowl making commence!

I can't believe that it has already been a year since our first Empty Bowls Dinner here at High Shoals Elementary but it has! So, here I sit, exhausted from a day of bowl making with my sweet students. We will host our 2nd Annual Empty Bowls dinner on Friday, November 16th. The kids are excited to begin the preparations and with a year under their belts, they know what to do and how to help. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Empty Bowls Dinners; they are events planned to raise money for organizations that feed the hungry. When a guest comes to our dinner, they get to take a student made bowl with them as a reminder of those less fortunate. Our kids have really embraced this service project and even though they would love to keep the bowls they make for them selves, they know that this project is about helping others. It's a great lesson for all students to experience and I'm proud to be a part of it. The students are working in pairs pounding out their slab and we are draping them over plastic bowl molds to take their shape. The Athens paper wrote a nice article about the event. Thanks to Pinterest, I saw a great idea for using hot glue to make patterned rolling pins. I love Pinterest almost as much as I love my glue gun :)

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving all your posts, old and new- and yes, I found my way here through Pinterest! Love a visual search! :)
    Do you have any tips on your Matisse interiors? Did you use Sharpie and start with the bowl on the table? Was it a guided drawing and then let them fill in the rest? I would love to know more!! They look GREAT. Are you on TPT?