Right now, at CET, I am teaching a beginning tech theatre class. The majority of the students in my class are between 4th and 7th grade. This past week I taught them a 3 day unit on costuming. We didn’t make anything a person could wear. We learned basic hand sewing skills. We learned how to thread a needle, a whip stitch, a running stitch and how to sew on a button.
It was difficult for some of the kids to catch on to the skills. It was difficult for a some of the kids to keep going even though it was hard.
However, when they succeeded completing a little pouch, they were thrilled! They all need more practice, but now they know that they can learn new things, even if it’s hard.
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Awesome, I think it is an important thing to teach young people skills and how to do things. Working with your hands is really rewarding.