Our first Art of Conservation class session together and already handed a TEST? What a bummer!
Day 1 and already a test?
Actually it wasn't a test. Instead it was our pre-questionnaire which we have kids and adults participating in our program take as we first gather and again at the end of the course. And, really, everyone took the eight-question exercise in good stride.
Remigio, the 5th and 6th grade teacher at Primaria "Ignacio Zaragoza", takes AoC's pre-questionnaire.
Manuel and I reassured our students that if they did not know some of the correct answers that by the end of the program they would. To improve upon our curricula and instruction we think the questionnaire helps us. Half the questions are knowledge-based (such as the scientific name for jaguar) and the other half are behavioral-based.
Taking our pre-questionnaire. Not such a bummer after all.
When we got to the part for drawing a proportionally-correct spider monkey lots of giggling occurred and also seemingly pure enjoyment.
Manuel changes the pace of the session and gets us going with an icebreaker which is a great way to get to know each other and set the stage for a safe learning environment.
We moved on to Art of Conservation's Core Values; Respect, Honesty, Trust, Creativity, Kindness, Healthy Living, and Celebrate! We're off to a great start!
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