First of all, let’s discuss something……it’s March….who else can’t believe how quickly this happened? Even though there is still snow on the ground, March pretty much = Spring. I’m looking forward to the evening light and the long days of summer that end with a jump in the lake, but for now I still hope to get in a few more ski days.
I should be getting creative by working on the next project due for my Thursday night class, but I’m a good procrastinator and apparently I’m leaving that for the
hour few spare minutes I have between work and class tomorrow. I have to make a rod puppet….out of paper mache. I am making an astronaut (don’t worry…there will be photos). I was first inspired when thinking about how much Benjamin loved his astronaut Halloween costume and I also wanted it to be something that I could possibly use during a unit of study. Every other year I teach a science unit on the solar system so maybe I’ll be able to find a use for this. Instead of prepping my puppet which currently exists as a ball of styrofoam on a rod, I’m thinking about this chalkboard I picked up on clearance yesterday at Homegoods. I loved Kerrie and Kim’s chalk board wall so much, but I haven’t found a wall good for painting with chalkboard paint. Plus, that’s too permanent for me. This one currently has a white frame, but the next time you see it, it’s going to be a one of a kind. Even though the white matches perfectly with the trim in my house,I’m going to paint the white frame. I want some color. I’m not sure what’s going to happen yet, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to involve some shades of blue, green, and purple.