I choose to do the art & design resource TDT as I felt it would be a good exercise to do for future practice. As a teacher having a budget and deciding on what materials are crucial for teaching Art & Design in the classroom can be challenging as it requires selecting and thinking about the whole subject and what products are going to be universal across different art projects and lessons. I found this TDT helpful and enjoyable as I was able to see how easy it is to spend a budget of £250, however, how you can choose wisely with your purchases.
Taking your children to the theatre
After reading the guidance on taking your children to the theatre I created a mind map of all the things as a teacher I would need to think about prior to the trip. It is important to not only prepare your children for the theatre, whether that is exploring the show in detail, looking at the characters and the plot; or whether that is preparing them on how to be a good audience, showing the actors your full attention, reacting to the show etc. It is also crucial to prepare the organisational aspect of the trip, booking buses, getting parent helpers, having permission etc. This prior organisation will result in a more manageable outing and result in a enjoyable and valuable class trip to the theatre.
The Prince’s Foundation for Children & The Arts (no date) Available at http://www.thelinenhall.com/contents/takingchildrentothetheatre.pdf Accessed: 15 September 2019