School - why can't I get rid of students???
Okay, I know my class is more fun than most - art just is more fun than, say, algebra or social studies. (Well, I enjoyed algebra, but you know what I mean.)
But it is 10 minutes after the bell rang, 12 minutes after I said it was time to ... Read more
Saving the trees
My Spark friend Watermellen wrote beautifully today about snow, chestnut blossoms, and Yeats - and it triggered a memory of spring in North America, the lovely flowers, the uncertain weather - which led to my response - which is today's blog.
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So much to do, and I feel blah
I have tons of things to do - plus it's finally a gorgeous day, I could go to the beach - and instead, I'm here with an iffy stomach and feeling tired. I don't know if this is the stomach virus that's been making the rounds at school, or if it'... Read more
ABC Quiz - why not?
If you've are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions and writing your own responses! Paste these instructions in the body of your blog.
A - Age: 55
B - Bed size: King
C - Chore you hate: Ironing (I... Read more
You know how sometimes your brain does funny things?
On Mondays and Fridays, I like to go to the coffee cart and get my nonfat tea lattes and a slice of banana or cranberry bread. So, today being Friday, I drove over to the cart. (It's about 5 minutes' drive away from school, so I just leave hom... Read more
School - May 5 & 6
Yesterday, I asked a few of my students who had finished all their projects if they'd be willing to clean out the storeroom we used last year for the mural project - students had previously cleaned it, but various items had since been moved out ... Read more
One of the most ridiculous things I've encountered
I just found out that the university sponsoring the summer class I'm enrolled in has me listed as a NON-US citizen. (No one knows what country they think I'm a citizen OF.)
This was changed in 1984 - when I returned from Peace Corps and enr... Read more
660 cals by 2:30 PM??????
I forgot to put water to boil for my tea before showering - and there isn't enough time after my shower for the water to boil and make strong tea - so I went to the coffee cart again this morning. Breakfast was tea au lait (nonfat) with sugar-f... Read more
Our sweet maintenance guy removed the paint from the wall for our next mural - but stopped short of the bottom, maybe 3 feet short. Because apparently my students made a line across that area. (I don't remember seeing a line, but other teacher... Read more
Busy but lazy day
Today was one of those extremely rainy days we get, when our hill is covered in fog, the rain is pouring down, and we even had thunder and lightning. With all the fog, we kept the windows shut - otherwise you can see the fog drifting through th... Read more
Or Moko Jumbies
These are the stilt dancers - straight out of West Africa, the Moko Jumbie is an important part of local culture. People start as small children, maybe age 6 or 7, with very short stilts - by the time they're teens, they ha... Read more
DH woke me about 5:20 AM, we could hear the music starting down the hill - so we threw on our bright orange Carnival T shirts (free from the medical lab we go to, LOL), took the top off the Jeep, and rolled down the hill. Parked at DH's office ... Read more
Bacchanal Again for Carnival 2010
That's this year's Carnival theme.
Today was Food Fair, which I missed - there was a mix-up with the time of my facial appointment, and I had scheduled it so I could make it to food fair for my roti (Trinidadian dish) - but ended up missing... Read more
MY fave museum and MY fave new art piece
A Spark friend asked what was my favorite art museum/gallery seen on the trip, and my favorite NEW piece of artwork seen - since those were the questions I asked the students.
My favorite museum is the National Gallery of Art - although I a... Read more
VERY quick update
I just got back from 4 days (and 4 nights) in Washington DC with 4 teenage girls and another teacher - we went to 4 museums, walked all over, fed those kids (who eat an unbelievable amount), and looked at and discussed major artworks. We also m... Read more