The pinch pot is such a versatile base for projects. In kindergarten, my students make pinch pot teacups. However, in 1st grade, students get a little more creative. Doing a different project with each class helps me try out new ideas.
This year, one of my 1st-grade groups ended up with an extra day to work with clay. I decided to get all Reggio on them and let each student make whatever they wanted out of a pinch pot. I gave them many ideas and let them go.
That was big for me to let go of the control and see what creative things could surface. I was confident that I had taught them the basic skills and could now see how they could apply those skills.
I was so impressed. Don’t be afraid to raise the bar! The kids will rise to meet your challenge!
So…. “What do YOU do…… With a Pinch Pot?”