Term 3 was really busy, much busier than other terms. On top of our usual "stuff", we had additional tutors, additional weekly dance practices, school socials, projects, Scouting and Cub stuff , school camps and grade 2 sleep overs at school and HEAPS of
dressing up days at school. I am sure the teachers just absolutely fell onto their couches
last week and just ate chocolate to allay the exhaustion!
There was Book Week that saw "Fancy Nancy" and "Rainbow Wizard" step
off to school...The idea was to dress up as a book character, when Tullster was questioned
about "Rainbow Wizard" the reply came it was one of his own characters, awaiting publishing!
The Extravaganza though was "the Restaurant Project"
Every second year the year 1/2 students make a "restaurant".
They research the country from which the restaurant represents, they look at the
culture of that country, the type of food, they make the food, restaurant job roles are
delegated and the "cuisine" is hand made, the restaurants are decorated.
Much learning is had.
Martha's grade did "The Rising Sun" Japanese Restaurant.
I made Martha's kimono. I used my own pattern (feeling so clever!!)
Martha wanted a cherry blossom patterned fabric and blow me down if
we didn't find it at Lincraft for $3 a metre!!
I made the Obi belt too and even looked up a "how to tie" tutorial
on Youtube - so she had a proper Obi belt!!!
There were fabulous decorations
Martha was at the booking desk and felt very chuffed to have such
an important role. Martha is most dedicated to the art of
accessorising - I was amused to see this outfit did not
fail to be accessorised!
"Green Tea" came in jugs
paper rice noodles
And delicious looking Bento boxes.
It was a fabulous learning experience and one Martha just loved.
So much effort required from the teachers in a very, very taxing
term 2. Thank you to those most dedicated teachers at our school. xx