2011年9月14日水曜日

Summer holiday homework

Kids here choose a project to complete over the summer holiday. As Nagano has the suckiest summer holiday in the world (well Japan anyway- try 20 whole days) the summer projects aren't as involved and impressive as the ones I saw as a teacher in Fukushima.

This year Meg had a choice of making something with clay, painting something from nature, decorating a paper plate and turning it into a picture frame or making a parfait. She was all set to make her paper plate picture frame. She had her picture, her plate, her shells and paints and glue and glitter.

then she met a couple of friends.

And they had made parfaits.

And so Meg needed to make a parfait, too.

At 6pm the day before she went back to school.

And it had to be 'a proper parfait.'

This is a reference to my penchant for substitution.

Ok.

Well.

Hmmmm.

We don't have frosted cornflakes, marshmallows, ice-cream or wafers and I'm not dragging everyone to the shops now.

With the explanation that you can make a parfait with what we have in the house or go back to the paper plate picture frame idea (for which I had been given adequate notice and had therefore provided a paper plate and all the trimmings) she decided she would make a parfait from what we had.

And so I present:
yoghurt, cereal, coconut, banana, plum, sultanas, nashi and a frozen jelly on top.

Even Meg was pretty pleased with it:
The mask? Just because.

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