Thursday, September 13, 2007

all in a day's work

So, in my last post, I mentioned that, in addition to being sick, I've also been really busy. With what, you ask? Well......

Last week we made flowers to welcome the spring. The kids had to cut the bottom "petals" out of cardstock, which gave them practice with scissors. These were then stuck on pipe cleaners, followed by crepe paper petals. After some crunching and bunching and a spray of perfume, voila! -- flowers.

(They loved it, can you tell?)

This week's project was a class bulletin board. On Tuesday, the kids colored letters spelling out "The Stars of Our Class." Then, on Wednesday, each child received a star with his or her name on it to decorate.

Tulisile (l.) holds up a classmate's star, while Asanda finishes up.

Sinalo (foreground) and Amanda, gluing away.

They went crazy for the final product, unveiled today:

I am SO proud of them! And what's more, they are proud of themselves.