While reading with the kids that I babysit tonight, memories from my glorious DIY project were brought back. (Read all the details of last year's golden project: http://littleauthorsdiy.blogspot.com/) The rewards were rich, helping kids to grow both intellectually and socially. In the timeline of my high school years, this project gets a gold star.
Our class this year has spent a lot of time discussing where great ideas come from. I believe they are found when opportunity is recognized. Last year, the stage was set- I knew the right people. As for this year, I must continue to seek out opportunities.