Monday, May 20, 2019

The Croatia Costume

It's time to move this project forward.  I am working on my kid's Croatia Costume.  It's due Wednesday.  Here's the hat and pants that I came up with for his costume:

I had 2" binding left over from this H2H orphan block quilt and more binding left over from this H2H scrappy orphan block quilt.  I sewed it to a pair of altered capri pants that we got to our "last chance" local Goodwill store where we pay $1.29 per pound for clothes.  (It's really a fun store!)  I also made a pom pom and used more folded leftover binding for a decoration on his hat (that we found along side the road).  We call this fun hobby "ROAD FIND!"  He will only be wearing the costume to school one day.  I didn't worry about the raw edges of the binding fabric.

In my personal opinion, it seems kids in the state of Ohio are "done" with school around Good Friday these days (even though they still "go" to school until a few days after Memorial Day).  I have taken a day off work EVERY week for about six weeks to attend something at our kid's school for one thing or another... field trip(s), Exceptional Olympics Day, farm tour day, transition meetings, IEP amendment meeting, track & field day...  You get the idea.  International Day is this week on Wednesday.  There is another field trip on Friday to the local library, followed by Puberty Talk Day the same day...  Not all grades and schools had a chance to go the the Akron Rubber Ducks baseball game this year, but they have in years past.

Due to all of the state testing, it seems teachers need to get in all of the regular curriculum by a certain date.  Some teachers have students do end-of-year projects.  Some of these projects last through all of these dates.  Students work at school and at home on their designated projects.

For International Day there is a theme.  Kids all do the same projects such as making a pretend plane ticket to the country they got, making an itinerary, making a flag, coloring a map, copying a recipe from a book, making the recipe for tasting with parents day, making a political data disc, making a booklet about recipes or plants and animals. 

They also pick two items from a list to do alternate projects.  From that list we picked wearing a traditional costume all day.  We also picked making animals of Croatia out of Play Dough.  I'll post more on that soon.  Our animals are drying now.

I'm linking up with Em at Em's Scrap Bag for Moving it Forward Monday here.

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