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Love the Ocean Blue

Every grade level took part in the end-of-the-school-year celebration.  Our pre-K kids did a simple hula telling about their love for the ocean and how it is everybody’s responsibility to keep it clean.  They didn’t do the hand motions well, but they were adorable trying.  We all wore matching tie-dye {white} t-shirts with the ocean blue at the bottom, and the sun shining from our left shoulders.  The kids wore head-bands depicting ocean life.

Ms. Jewls, Ms. Alice & I dyed the t-shirts right in the classroom.  We got to ohhh and ahhh at the blues and greens as each one came out.  All of the children together looked adorable in their matching shirts — and the teachers matched, too.

Each child painted his/her own head band under Ms. Alice’s care.  Then, after they dried, Ms. Jewls helped them apply the glitter.

9th entry
Project Blue
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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. *clap,clap!* Oh Quilly! I think THIS is my favorite of your blues! Can’t you pleeeeeeeeease show us a group shot of them all? I know it was adorable!!!

    And thank you so much for the beautiful compliment on my blog this morning! I don’t (intentionally) let a day go by without stopping in on you either! You’re on my top 5! If I don’t have time – I visit them anyway! 🙂

  2. Mar — it was a fun day.

    Gattina — cute, for sure.

    Melli — you know I can’t post a photo of other people’s children! Can you say lawsuit?!

    Shelly — thank you. Actually I cropped the shots to remove the darling children.

  3. i wouldn’t mind wearing a t-shirt like that myself 🙂
    and those headbands are awesome (although i would think twice before putting one on)!

  4. That is so sweet and such a good idea that the kids made their own headbands. Enjoy the time off you will have soon…or now. Can’t remember from reading your post yesterday.

  5. That is such a wonderful idea! And so beautifully done…. and photographed. What a nice treat to enrich my day.

  6. Funny…I wore the same kind of hat to my local restaurant but didn’t get the same reaction as your kids…

  7. Agree…would love to see a group photo. Educational and fun, that’s what it’s all about. Headbands are adorable 🙂 Fantastic Project Blue entry!

  8. Cath — they were painted separately and stapled together.

    Juliana — buy blue dye, green dye, yellow dye and a white t-shirt. I’ll send instructions.

    Karen — get a sea creatures coloring book. Pick the sea creature you want, paint it, paste in on tag board, outline it in glitter paint, cut it out and glue to tagboard strip you’ve fastened to just fit your head size.

    Jientje — they were.

    Amber — now — 8 weeks. Yay!

    Raven — thank you. I did it just for you. 😛

    VE — there is a difference between cute and you. Sorry.

    Dr. John — yep, I did.

    Debbie — did you read my answer for why no group photo?

  9. Cute and cleaver ideas for the performance. The performance never goes perfectly but is always enjoyed by the parents

  10. David — stop holding your breath, silly.

    Betty — it is the imperfection that makes it wonderful.

    Andrew — Ms. Jewls is arty and brilliant.

    Kat — mine, too.

  11. Quilly, I hope you don’t mind but I have tagged you to share a bit about yourself. I would love to get to know you more.

  12. And I didn’t mention but just so you know, don’t feel pressure to HAVE to participate in the tag. Summer seems to fly by all too quickly and I am sure you have a list of “wanna dos” already on your plate. If there is pressure then there is no fun.

  13. Jules — I will play — as soon as I finsih my housework. That could be Christmas …. but it will probably be tonight.

  14. How lovely – both the shirts and headbands and the sentiment behind them. I’d definitely wear a shirt like that.

  15. Those headbands are lovely. So much of creativity involved. I think you may enjoy seeing some my daughters made. 🙂

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