kis·met -- noun, often capitalized \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\: a power that is believed to control what happens in the future "They always said that it was kismet that they met in Media I at KIS."
KISMET -- acronym (Kyiv International School Media Education Team)
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Responsibility for the Win
The winner of the elementary success orientation poster
contest went to Mrs. Bateman’s 7 year old class. A poster contest was held for
all the elementary classes. Each class created
a poster to represent the success orientation, responsibility, for last month. The combined effort of Mrs.
Bateman’s class created the winner poster. Last Friday afternoon the class had
a pizza party in order to celebrate their effort and a job well done.
Mrs. Bateman's 7 year old class
7B's 3-Part Poster
Their poster was divided into three parts to represent
responsibility in three different areas: school, community, and home. Then the
students individually created their own picture that depicted responsibility in
their lives within one or more of the three areas. There were some very
practical pictures and examples, as well as a few funny and creative ones, and
some very interesting ones as well. During the party I went around and spoke
with students about their individual drawings and asked them to explain to me how
their drawings showed responsibility.
7B Enjoying a Well-Deserved Pizza Party
However, one of the drawings stood out and even confused me
a bit at first. It was a picture of a boy and girl at a park with the boy
standing by a stroller. The girl was asking “Do
you want to play”, with a response from the boy of “No.” I was confused at first as to how this would show
responsibility. I spoke to David, who drew the picture and asked why he drew
that particular picture and what it had to do with responsibility. David
explained that he has to watch his little brother and do chores before he can
go and play. As both a younger brother and older brother myself, I thought that
was pretty cool how already at his age he is doing what he is supposed to and
taking his job as a big brother seriously.
There were many other interesting and creative examples from
Mrs. Bateman’s 7 year olds. I invite you to go and see some of the other thought-provoking
ideas, including some of the other posters from this contest as well.