Friday, 13 March 2009


Started teaching a new six week unit on structures today.

I had a few pics of famous structures from around the world for the class to try and name and give their geographical location.

I had a lot of pretty easy ones which they got: The Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Stonehenge etc.

Then I threw in the Bilbao Guggenheim. I knew they wouldn't get it but that building is so cool I had to let them see it.

Anyway first of all I asked them if they liked it and some said: "No! It's too curvy!", "It's too arty", "It's too shiny." etc.

Great. Thanks for coming.

I was pleased though that at least some of them said they thought it was really cool and loved it.

Then I asked..."So what is this building?"

First answer out of the hat was all I needed.

"Is it George Michael's house?"

1 comment:

the svelte one said...

Excellent idea, KotDB, surprised the kids didn't love the Bilbao Guggenheim!