I teach 5th grade at a K-6 dual-language immersion elementary school and was extremely impressed!
Not only were the students engaged and entertained, but they were also learning something in the process and left feeling completely successful and proud of themselves when they were done. Any teacher knows that there will always be the few students in the class who are the “doodlers;” the students who will spend most of their day sketching and doodling and seemingly “in the clouds,” when in fact they are completely tuned in to what is going on around them. For some of these kids, art is the one subject in which they really excel and shine. Assemblies like this one validate those kids and their talents, allowing for their classmates and teachers to “ooo and aaa” over their masterpieces and artistic abilities.
This assembly is also extremely valuable for those students who do not feel confident in their artistic abilities and shy away from art out of fear/shame of their work. Kyle was able to make art fun and easy, focusing on the simplicity of shapes. Kyle is able to take hold of and maintain the student’s attention and imagination and his student management skills rivals that of any teacher! This was an amazing opportunity!
Nadia Peña Torres – Napa Valley Language Academy – Napa Valley, CA