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Chocolate on Wheels

I want to talk about school! (Don’t run away…or fall asleep at your desk!)

What I do in gifted class is the same as what I do when I’m in my little blogging nook;

Reminisce in my devoted friendship with chocolate!

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“Chocolate on Wheels”…my group’s “business”. : ) We were sorted into groups based on “learning type”, every bundle of students containing a few people reflecting each type. 

(Our learning types were also based off of Winnie the Pooh characters – I’m Eeyore, the quiet, artsy one!)

Each group has its own long-term project. We’re about two months into the mission. My group has to plan a business, on a $250,000 budget. The little details + expenses that keep coming up really make it clear why this is a long-term project! We’re a chocolate catering business, like Edible Arrangements, but fancy chocolate instead of fancy fruit! (Either way is fine with me, though : ) )

I love how my group has been handing me all the artistic jobs, though! I drew the logo (above!) over the weekend. I think I’ve found a comfortable place in this assignment! Can’t wait to see how it continues to build over the next couple of months….will we get extra credit in the end if we actually whip up some pretty chocolates? : ) If not, I hope we still do it, because I will eat them. All. 

Language arts! We’ve been flowing lightly this week, welcoming mental relief before the holiday break. Poetry! I love the infinite oppritunities for self-expression available through poetry. (That’s true for any form of art, actually – but poetry almost feels like drawing combined with writing, which is fun, if that makes any sense!) Yesterday, my teacher gave us three photographs, and we had to buddy each with a haiku.

…One! Tropical fish, under-da-sea – 

“Plasma blue streams in

Hugging sea creatures in light

Aquatic tye-dye”

…Two! New York City, during the night – 

“Man-made mountain range

Screams in flourescent colour

Overwhelming noise”

…Three! Snow storm + snowy trees – 

“Gentle crystal hills 

Dusted in powdered sugar

Lofting in the trees”

I also wrote a second haiku for picture number three. I must have subconsciously known I hadn’t fully embraced my oddball-esque heart with the first three!!

“Chilling invasion

Anxious branches cower below

Someone save their souls!”

So, goodnight, and happy WIAW-eve! : )

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