We are sharing our projects we made about community helpers.
I wish that we had our presentations on videotape for you to see. Except that would break all sorts of privacy laws. But seriously it was hilarious.
There is the child who made a bakery project and told me that when she grows up and has her own bakery, I can come and work at it. I asked her what my job could be. The answer: “You can get me all the things I need.” I did some negotiations and in addition to this role of assistant to the head baker, I also get to be on sprinkle detail. Score!
Another child made an elaborate school scene. The unveiling of the project included me nearly breaking the shoebox and people glued to popsicle sticks. The unveiling was made complete when in the midst of my juggling her project and struggling to open it up properly, we caught sight of the giant Michelle Obama magazine cut-out in the front of the classroom diorama as the teacher. Winning.
However, my personal favorite project was the student who brought in a small pink box with two mermaids in it. I’m sure you will agree with my roommate’s feedback on this project: “I can’t even count the number of times I’ve thought that mermaids don’t get enough recognition for helping the community. Glad somebody knows what’s up.” Although not everybody was convinced. While the kids were waiting for bussing to begin, I heard a little girl say, “Mermaids are NOT community helpers. Do you see them back there [on the communities bulletin board]??? No.”