Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Reflections 2016

I really enjoy Reflections, but I am well past the stage where I get involved. If the kids are interested and motivated, they are welcome to participate. And if they want my help, I'm happy to do what I can. But they need to be the driving force.

That said, June was the only one who participated this year. She entered three categories; visual arts, 3D art, and photography. (Last year they combined 2D and 3D art, which was a bummer, but this year they were separate again.)

They usually have a little awards ceremony to go to in the afternoon before school gets out. Tyler was able to attend with me (on drugs of course). June advanced in the 3D art category. She made a block with questions you should base your life on. I thought it was a great idea.

Have I done any good in the world today?
Have I been a good sport?
Did I uphold my standards?
Have I made life easier for someone?
Did I smile today?
Was I honest today?

June did not advance in the regular visual arts category, although I loved her drawing and quotes of Bethany Hamilton. If you have not heard her story, go check it out. She is amazing! We watched the movie Soul Surfer together and it was inspirational.

Hannah moved on in this category. She did a beautiful collage with a humming bird. (One of my favorites.)

June also advanced in the photography category. Her snail is still a favorite of mine. She entitled it Slow Journey. I wish I had her artist's statement to go with the picture. It was really cute.

Two medals later, she was happy. Funny thing too...they usually have a gift bag with coupons and candy for the kids. This year, they gave one every time you stood up, so June ended up with 3 gift bags. Lots of candy and extra coupons for us. (I'll take it, since they always put Hale Center vouchers in there. Bonus.)

You can almost see Hannah's humming bird picture back there. Sorry I forgot to get a good picture.

1 comment:

meganmushrat said...

The creative force is strong in our family.