"It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty founder was a child himself."
I'm quite certain that my 6th graders will never forget today. I won't either, as watching them create, design and problem solve proved a true joy.
Combine some empty milk cartons, an unending supply of sugary treats, a couple hundred sugar cones, a few tons of icing and a bunch of eager 11 year olds and you end up with an eventful afternoon. Trust me.
They had messy fingers, but clean work spaces.
They were full of excitement, but followed the rules.
They discussed ideas, but cooperated on final decisions.
As a teacher, I monitored but did not offer advice.
This was their day, their time to shine.
And the results?
Adorable. Clever. Interesting.