It's Show and Tell time today!
My girl has been sewing dragons.
Her first was yellow, stitched all by herself! Here he is:
His name is Sunpatch. Yummy, no?
The next dragon (which is almost finished!)
The new model has a movable head and tail.
It even has an eye patch! An eye patch, which lifts up.
And has little, carefully sewn-on feet.
I can't wait for you to meet her, or him.
My boy has been reading about the world.
Specifically, he's been reading The Book of General Ignorance cover to cover.
He's read about topics such as "What colour was the sky in ancient Greece?" and
"What do dolphins drink?"
Every answer is not what you'd expect!
He is captivated.
We went to our local library this morning
to pick up books for our trip.
There was a new display on the wall.
We love it when they change the wall display. Of course I pore over every detail.
This display had cats and bells! It was lovely.
I ran the second last Writers Workshop for the year.
We talked about adjectives and I sang the praises of the Thesaurus
and I had the kids imagine how they'd feel after a pie fight and then
we all decided that a pie fight on the very last workshop would be AWESOME
and there was a LOT of cheering.
But then we came to our senses and decided we'd have a water fight instead.
And a pie eating party.
I love Writers Workshop…
And my girl brought her dragon
to meet her friends
and to play with her friends' soft and cuddly companions
Isn't it beautiful, where we do writer's workshop?
We are lucky, lucky, lucky.
my boy does his FIRST Lego League Tournament
They've been preparing for this for three months,
designing robots, completing all sorts of challenges,
learning to work as a team,
creating a presentation,
coming up with solutions,
designing posters and banners,
working working working.
They have been amazing
(as have the helper grownups involved!).
Tomorrow is the culmination of all that.
There's a fairly large competitive aspect to tomorrow's tournament
which my boy
isn't so sure about…
but to my mind, that is the smallest part of the journey.
In my mind, the challenges have all been
and my boy and his team-mates
should be proud.
we're off on our trip Down Memory Lane,
Into the Wide Blue Yonder,
Up Up and Away,
which means I have to post this,
as the last, sweet part
Show and Tell.
Isn't it beautiful?