Well the country we are playing tourist in today needs no introduction! The Imaginators were all waiting to hear what we were going to do to represent our country and I have to say I was so excited for this one! I started off our discussion this morning by challenging them to imagine themselves as a travel journalist, then they were to think about what sites they would have to see or what things they would have to do if they had to do a piece on Trinidad and Tobago! I documented some of their answers on the board :)
We spoke about some of the places that Trinidad is known for like the Caroni Swamp and The Queen's Park Savannah (world's biggest round-about) and things that tourists definitely had to do or else they just wasted a trip... I got responses like 'eat a doubles', 'go to the beach' and 'visit the Nylon Pool' and even 'drive to Debe!' After much discussion they got down to choosing their scene and painting their souvenir to represent our very own Trinidad and Tobago!
Over with Aunty Reiko my younger Imaginators were read the story Boy Boy and the Magic Drum written by none other than Machel Montano... yes folks he wrote a children's book! lol... Being a Machel fan myself, I know better than to mess with the momentum and magical spell that Double M can impose on his audience, so instead of straying too far from this book I decided to roll with it and so we are having Carnival in July! In the book Boy Boy saves the Peace Parade by playing his magic oil drum and so my little Imaginators made headpieces complete with plumes and gems so they could 'take a jump' too!
Check them out in their headpieces and a couple of them also drew themselves playing mas!
See what they did at The Reading Garden.
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)