Mask making today went well. I forgot to mention that this idea was from a book that jasper_su sent me. Thank you! It's a wonderful idea! The kids really enjoyed the first lesson, and they're looking forward to really adding fine detail and acting with them. There's such a brilliant range of expression amongst the masks they've made - and they've used really interesting shapes. Even the kids who you wouldn't expect to do so well have done an excellent job.
And on an ending note - Sue my supervising teacher was on the phone today and she signed off by saying 'thank you kindly'. Yes, I thought that was worthy of note too.