My first experience teaching a kite class. It was sooooooooo exciting.
Pardon my effusiveness but I had a great time. What's more, it was so
great watching the kids get so e***d about having a kite THEY BUILT.
I know how it is for me when I build something that flies. It was great
to see these kids doing the same.
This was a great experience because I not only had 32 first through third
graders for the first two hour session, I had 16 parents. THis is a home
school link program and so I not only was able to bring kite flying to the
children but their Parents (teachers) as well.
The second session had 14 fourth through 6th grade and 8 parents. I even
had parents wanting to know more about kite building and how to get more
involved. This was really exciting. I was able to direct them to the AKA
and the AOK for info.
Obviously I am pumped. Not only because I got to talk about one of my
absolute favorite subjects, but to watch the kids' eyes light up.
One boy put it very succinctly. He went out (between hailstorms) and flew
his kite. He said "It flies like a miracle."
To make something , to create, is the greatest miracle of all.
Beth, tigger from oregon