In the beginning
telefone call: Are you interested in doing a KuBiM Project with
School again this year? In the new school building an installation
was to be developed
in the hallway.
I had conducted the “Ich bin ich und immer unterwegs“ project
in 2003 with the same class. It was a lot of fun for me, as I had
the feeling that I was really integrated into a team, in which
we all pulled together. All of the participating adults were extremely
engaged. At no point did I have the feeling that I had to carry
all of the responsibility; that would have also been reflected
onto the children.
In the last year, half of two different classes took part in the
project. With the children from class 4a, I had a few problems.
In particular the boys endlessly tested the borders, were argumentative
and were not susceptible to cajoling. The fifth grade class was
the opposite – the students were amazed and I could work
with them without any problem.
This year, the project should take place with only the „difficult“ class.
That didn’t dissuade me. For one thing, the students this
year would be in the fifth grade, therefore somewhat riper, and
for another thing, insubordinate children usually provoke me… I
took it upon myself to pull them in and amaze them.
Both of the class teachers chose the nine students that would take
part. Thus I knew the conditions.