This past week was one of the most exhausting and exhilarating I’ve had in a long time. I see how teaching can be addictive, and I have increased respect for the stamina and resilience of our educational professionals. Teaching middle school girls to sew in five mornings at Millwood School was a wonderful experience. I’m so glad I had the opportunity. Maybe after an appropriate recovery period (ten years come to mind) I’ll give it another whack!
We accomplished an amazing amount – journal covers, needle books, pin cushions, notions bags, pj pants, and tote bags – most finished and all close to completion. We didn’t make it to the pillow cases. However, I left those to last since they’re fairly simple. Hopefully they’ll have a chance to make those at home and show off their new skills!
High points of the week? Let me see –
- Their outrage when the program coordinator taking a group photo of them with their tomato pin cushions said “say catsup!”;
- A student coming in on Thursday morning with a brand new Singer her parents had bought her the night before, and she had already checked it out and knew how to thread and operate it;
- As one girl would figure out what to do, she’d help the next one out.
Millwood Summer School Program – an all around great experience.