Sunday, November 13, 2011


Creative projects in our home are exciting! A beautiful calm and serene atmosphere often rules. At times the focus can be intense (depends on the project of course!). This particular day we dove into creating igloo art. Sugar cubes, icing sugar and glue combo, cardboard/foil for the bottom and off we went! We also used mini marshmallows and plastic containers for another type of igloo. It was my first year of teaching fifteen years ago that I had a grade two class create these very igloos! Wow time, where does it go? This day, the sugar cubes turned into forts mainly! The boys kept on going and decided the igloo really needed a fort look instead! I am sure all the reading we did on the Inuit is etched in their brains enough!!

This is a time we set aside for listening to an audio series. We just finished the Railway Children, Les Mis and before that Bonhoeffer and Anne of Green Gables. If the kids could do this all day, they would! I love it too. I make the projects happen, they in turn bring it to life! I love that part, the best really!
I am trying to document best the projects we do more often this year and include what we listened to. Sometimes it is music and other times I read out loud. Our favourite book so far this year is Isand of the Blue Dolphins By Scott O'Dell. I know that there will be a day I look back on these moments with much gratitude for time spent like this. I am thankful now, I just know that these are memories to hold on to...

...then the markers came out and people created! If sugar cubes were free we would have an entire village by now!

We continue to create, explore and enjoy our journey!


Heather said...

Oh, how awesome!
I love your projects! Can't wait to see them in person.
And, what a great photo of the kids.
Katie is just way too grown up sitting there like that :)

The Maretzki Family said...

Cool projects! That marshmallow igloo looks good... :)

Lots and lots of love,