by Isabella Perrelli '17
This year, as a senior, I am taking an elective class called Early Childhood Education. It is a class for Upper School students who are investigating a career in teaching. The class covers instruction in educational theory and the practical applications of teaching. Students who take this class are assigned to a Lower School classroom that serves as a lab. I regularly join Ms. Boborci's third grade class to get some real time experience working with children under Ms. Boborci's watchful eye.
Recently, I was sharing my love of photography with the students. It is my passion, and I am fortunate that I'm going to be able to go to college to study photography. Many of the students wanted to know more about photography and what inspires a photographer. I told them that I find inspiration in my surroundings, especially nature.
Since it was a warm February day, we decided to go outside and see what interesting photos we could take using iPads. The students were excited to do this project, and soon they were running all over the quad seeking different and unique things to photograph. When we returned to the classroom we shared our photos with one another and critiqued our work. Ms. Boborci made a bulletin board with the best of our photos.
What I liked about this lesson was that I got to share my passion with someone younger. Maybe they will become passionate about photography too. I also got to experience the joy of sharing my photography skills with someone else.