Friday, July 31, 2009
A great class to end a great week!!
I just had the best group of 8 to 10 year olds in the last couple of weeks of Summer Session. I had some good students in my first two weeks. But this group was probably the quietest and most focus group of 8 to 10 year olds I've had in quite some time now. I think the last group I had like that was during my Winter session!!
This week went by really great. I had the students do a couple comic art projects yesterday and today where they created stories based on characters I gave them to work with.
Yesterday it was Ronman. Basically Ronman is Ironman if Ironman really let himself go and did nothing but drink root beer and eat Cheeto's all day long. And Ronman's roommate was Ratboy. I think one of the best panels one of the students did was Ratboy saying: "Ronman drink a Coke" which Ronman answers: "No. I only drink root beer."
Some of the students had Ratboy getting buff and beating the crap out of Ronman. One student had Ratboy posing at the end of the story saying "FIREPOWER!" That made me laugh.
And today I had them work on a superhero team which consisted of a girl, a boy and a penguin named Harold. I set up some guidelines they had to work with. The costumes had to be red and green. Including Harold. Harold's catchphrase was "Shazzabah!" every time he was either surprised, excited or had a great idea. And their arch enemy was Z Slug which the last panel had to have one of the characters defeat Z Slug by pouring salt on him.
But I had each student decide what they were going to name the characters and what their super powers were. I also didn't tell them which character should pour the salt on Z Slug.
The stories all turned out great and it made for a really terrific end to the second session at the Art Museum.