As you may or may not know, in exactly one week from today I will be traveling to the Czech Republic with a group of teenagers to work at an English camp for 2.5 weeks. Incase you're wondering, no, I don't speak Czech, but apparently you only have to be able to speak English to teach it (I guess we'll see). The past couple of months I have been occupied with planning curriculum, activities and art projects for the kids that will come to the camp. My favorite part has been planning the crafts. My second favorite part has been shopping online for all the supplies (on someone elses CC) and ending up with mounds of packages on my front step!... well... except for the temporary tattoo package that did NOT end up on my front step like it was supposed to... but that story I will save for my next blog post. My THIRD favorite part was getting to create samples of all the crafts we will be doing together. As soon as I return, I plan on doing all the crafts all over again with my own kids, who I will have most definately missed with all my heart!
The solar paper develops in the sun leaving the silhouette of whatever was put on top of it. Then I added some color with watercolor paints. I can't wait to see what the kids in the Czech come up with!
This necklace activity is also part of the English lesson. I bought these "woodsie" wooden dog tags online. The kids will go through magazines and cut out words that they think describe themselves and paste them onto the tag, which they can wear around their neck. This will help their English reading and comprehension skills (or so I think).
So, if you happen to think of me in the next couple of weeks, pray that I am making a difference in the Czech (for the teenagers I am going with and for the ones we'll be teaching), so that I won't be abondoning my children and husband in vain! Also pray that all the Czech kids will make wonderful beautiful crafts that I can take lots of pictures of and post on here (I should have internet connection while there)! Also, pray that when I come back, I can be an extra super fun awesome amazing mom, to make up for my absense while I am gone, and also to make up for all the neglecting I have been doing during preparation. And, finally, pray that my husband will miss me terribly and want me to never ever leave him again because he realizes how much he needs, loves, and cherishes me! And pray that I won't miss him too much.