Can We Work Together?

Can we work together? Yesterday, many of us were. Some were giving lessons to younger children. Some of us were just letting someone watch us to get the idea for something they might want to learn later. Some were harmonizing, or making something new together. It is pleasant to have someone nearby, too, even when we aren't doing the same thing. Our Elementary Intern was giving an art lesson using a technique she found in a book. Read further to see how it worked out.

Can we work together?

 

Yesterday, many of us were. Some were giving lessons to younger children.

Trace, trace, trace the Sandpaper Numerals, and you will know how to write them on the chalkboard!

Trace, trace, trace the Sandpaper Numerals, and you will know how to write them on the chalkboard!

Some of us were just letting someone watch us to get the idea for something they might want to learn later.

The Metal Insets capture every new classmate's attention. There are many steps, though. It's a good idea to watch first.

The Metal Insets capture every new classmate’s attention. There are many steps, though. It’s a good idea to watch first.

Some were harmonizing, or making something new together.

It's a good thing there are more mallets. We can create a harmony using two bells at one time.

It’s a good thing there are more mallets. We can create a harmony using two bells at one time.

It was pleasant to have someone nearby, too, even when we weren’t doing the same thing.

 

There were enough objects made of wood that needed polishing for all three of these girls.

There were enough objects made of wood that needed polishing for all three of these girls.

Our Elementary Intern was giving an art lesson using a technique she found in a book.

You can use your thumb to print the petals. First, get just a little bit of paint. . .

“You can use your thumb to print the petals. First, get just a little bit of paint. . .”

Read further to see how it went.

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The wood polishing group really started with shoe polishing. A younger child wanted to polish, so the older child decided to show her the wood polishing as soon as the shoes were finished.

The wood polishing group started with shoe polishing. A younger child wanted to polish, so the older child decided to show her the wood polishing as soon as the shoes were finished.

 

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Putting on an apron can be more complicated than it looks and sometimes, a helping hand is welcome.

Putting on an apron can be more complicated than it looks and sometimes, a helping hand is welcome.

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First, they gathered all that was needed and found a table where all could sit down.

First, they gathered all that was needed and found a table where all could sit down.

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The rest was easy, just apply the polish, rub it in, rub it off and buff it.

The rest was easy, just apply the polish, rub it in, rub it off and buff it.

 

Our Elementary Intern was well-prepared for a slightly more detailed presentation:

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Here’s some of what was painted, using this technique:

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We made some flowers, and some things that looked a little birds.

We made some flowers, and some things that looked a little like birds.

Sometimes we like to work together; sometimes on our own.

Do you like to work together, too? What do you like to make?

By the end of the morning, it was time for clean-up:

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The basket and stool up on a shelf, it was time to move the furniture and mop the floor. Very satisfying!

With the basket and stool up on a shelf, we could move the furniture and mop the floor. Very satisfying.

 

Enjoy working with your friends. . .

 

. . .and thank you for reading our blog!