Today was the last day of the indoor sandbox. Phew! We certainly used it to its full potential though. Every 6 weeks our homeschool group LEARN has a book club. We decided in August that we would read the first 6 books in the Magic Tree House series and have book club based on that theme. Our theme was pirates today and the sandbox made for a fantastic opportunity to dig for treasure while listening to presentations. It's a fantastic opportunity for kids to create a book report in any style that works for them and then share it with the group. We're getting art, writing and public speaking into a memorable activity every 6 weeks. I was most impressed with Miss Katrina, who ran this book club. Her ideas and materials were impressive! We had personalized pirate hats, treasure in the sandbox, coloring pages, spyglasses, and I'm sure I'm forgetting other things. Great work creates memorable opportunities!