My Spring Break (+ a GIVEAWAY REMINDER)

I spent the majority of my spring bring surrounded by quite the rambunctious group of 20 or so 5th and 6th graders from all over Central Arkansas. This was my second time to participate in Pulaski County Youth Services's Week of the Arts. Let me just say, it was quite the experience. Luckily I kept my camera along to document. Here are the shirts the kids received. (Ahem, my first attempt at a strictly computer-generated design!)

I handed off my camera to a coworker the very first day.
Otherwise, there would have been no indication of my involvement!
Sometimes I forget about that and stay strictly behind the lens.
Here I am being really awkward, trying my best to get to know the kids...and get them to know (and like) me.

Bryan tagged along the first day (but never came back).
Anyways, one of the girls drew this for us.
I mean really, were we that obvious?
(I did my best to keep PDA to a minimum! Oh well.)

Here is Bryan teaching (the most adorable girl on the planet) how to make an origami crane.
Way too stinkin' adorable, I could barely contain myself!

Throughout the week, the kiddos were exposed to all sorts of arts. 
Photography, drama, pastels, zumba, hip hop...just to name a few!

African Drumming was really neat! Zinse Agginie is quite the extraordinary fellow.
He's played for a couple of Presidents over the years and awaits the opportunity to perform for Obama!

Between the various sessions, I kept the kids occupied with an assortment of paper and colors.
The trending objects were definitely these "cootie catchers." 
(Though, I was told that cootie catchers refer to negative ones? Whatever. I feel old!)
I can't tell you how many times I had my fortune told!

All in all, it was an excellent experience. Draining at times, but definitely worthwhile.
It's amazing how I bonded with each kid, even the really annoying ones!
I'd even go as far as to say that I miss them...somewhat.
What'd you guys do over Spring Break?

Until next time, ♥.

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My Hideaway  – (March 31, 2011 at 3:33 PM)  

Really great photos! I don't have the energy to handle younger kids; they're cute but exhausting. You look like you're having fun though:) Sounds like a great program too.

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