We just got back from a quick tropical vacation of sorts. The first grade class has been studying the rain forest. Each child picked an animal to research and become an expert on. The animals were carefully recreated in art class and the hallway became a giant, tropical jungle in which to display them. We were all invited for tours. Lucky for us, we had our own expert guide.
And on a cold and grey day, I can’t think of a better place to be. I’ll be sad to see this project come down since I won’t have another eager expert to guide me through it next year. I will visit, though, to hear the jungle sounds and see the shining faces of the kids who poured their hearts into this project. And to take my own kids back to visit one of their (and my) favorite projects ever.