spring break diary: day five

It was a long night with not much sleep. An early morning and two crabby kidlets. We’re still in the throes of the fever with all it’s associated mood swings, energy level shifts and overall frustration and worry. So that’s the not fun part. I’m working on a non-reactive approach and trying to let them work through it all. I won’t lie, it’s hard. Very hard. And not always successful. But despite all of this, this morning we made the most fun and multi-media project of the whole week. We took a piece of blue mylar and turned it into a table top diorama. Then populated it with shells, plasticine fish and sea kelp, a little plasticine submarine, some kraft paper land masses, an octopus and sea kelp from our magical menagerie and oh so many other bits and bobs. It was neat to see how we could take all of the projects from the past week and throw it all together into this celebration of creativity. And the best part is that it wasn’t all my idea! I love it when the seeds that you sow come sprouting up when you least expect it.

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