Friday, July 30, 2010

Lucky Day!

When I woke up on July 29th I looked out the window to see cloudy skies and a pretty steady drizzle coming down. I thought to myself, well, I'm glad I'm in the office today. But then a few minutes later I received a call from Jen asking me to go out to Spectacle Island - and of course, I said yes. Though it started out raining as we got to the island the sun starting peeking out until by 12 o'clock it was hot enough to get many of the kids on the beach.
I've never explored Boston, let alone the Boston Harbor Islands and it is so nice to see so many kids getting the opportunity to go out and see the sights.

We took a group of kids to the sea glass beach. There we put down a large hula hoop and had the children find as much sea glass as they could in one hoop. They found more than I even anticipated. They were having so much fun dividing them into piles dependent on color, or if it was pottery. Their smiles lit up when they found a particularly big piece, or one of a color other than white. (There was a lot of white).
Here is a sketch of the kids searching:

Here is a picture of the kids searching, the actually picture:

I love Thi's drawing, I like how you don't even need to see the sea glass to understand how much fun the kids were having and how engaged they were for a least 45 minutes.

I love Spectacle Island and can't wait to go back!


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