30th October was our 2nd CL day. We first went to our own home rooms for 10 minutes and we
found out our schedule for the day.
After we finished with that, we went to our chosen CL topic class. I had POSTCARD MAKING. I had 2 wonderful teachers who were going to be guiding us through our amazing CL day. Teachers- Mister Sandeep and Miss Fay.
Mister Sandeep explained what we had to do for our 1st session, which was to make paper out off old pare fresh leaves and water. We had to tear the paper into small pieces and we also had to fill a cup of water and flower petals and leaves enough for one sheet. We put all these items into a blender and blended it till it turned into pulp. We poured all the pulp into a big plastic tray/bucket and used our hands to mix it. We took the mesh from the other table and put it inside the tray/bucket and put the pulp on the mesh. We let all the water drip so there was only a paper kind of texture left on the mesh. Then we took a cloth and we flipped the mesh around and took a sponge and we soaked up all the extra water that was not needed. Afterwards, we folded the edges of the cloth onto the paper and we put it under a big slab of stone and let it dry.
Then we had a 30 minute recess. After that we went back to class and we started with our second session where we worked with paper that mister Sandeep bought from the market which was also handmade. We had to cut the paper to make it look like a card. For it to be a certain size, we had to stick another colour paper of our choice on top of that, so we could stick our dried leaves on the front of it.
We were all very hungry and it was already time for lunch. We all ran out for lunch at 12:00pm and came back at 12:50pm and it was time for session 3; what we were all waiting for. We finally got to use the dried flowers that we picked 2 weeks before. This was the most fun part of the whole
I think the class worked very well as groups because everybody got a fare amount of work. One person would chose the flowers for the card, the other would glue them on, the other would check to see if it is stuck properly and the last one would put it under a pile of books and let it dry. After that they would put it in a plastic bag and keep it in a separate pile.
Then we got a 5 minute break to go do whatever we wanted all of us went down to the green area. It was almost the end of the day, but we had one last task to do. We had to write our CL journals using certain questions that we had. One girl was assigned to ask questions about the CL day and it seemed like they had a lot of fun.
DISCLAIMER- ALL THE CARDS WE MADE WERE SOLD AND THE MONEY WE MADE WAS GIVEN TO CHARITY.