This semester I have practicum students from MTSU. I've never taken on practicum students...I've only had student teachers. It's interesting because this is truly their first experience teaching real live students!!! One of my practicum students decided he'd like to try a clay lesson with my 1st graders. I thought that was wonderfully ambitious, so I gave him the green light. Usually I do a pinch pot lesson with 1st grade, but as we talked through the lesson...we decided to spice it up a bit. I had seen teacher do the pinch pot fish before, but had never tried it myself. It reminded me a lot of the book.. The Pout-Pout Fish(so funny if you've not read it..great lesson ideas). So the practicum students only come on Mondays & Wed....I'm left to teach the lesson the rest of the week. These are some of the results from todays 1st grade....LOVE THEM!!! Totally gonna be a new yearly lesson!!