Mural pictures are here!
This year's mural isn't finished - we have two and a half rows to complete, plus some squares to fill in (we're missing some squares) - but over all, you get a sense of what it looks like.
Figures on left end - music kids:
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The weather is not cooperating with my wardrobe!
I leave for Italy one week from today. I've been planning my wardrobe carefully, so that I'll be able to carry as few items as possible while still having variety and choice in my ensembles, as well as looking like the Fashionista that I am. I... Read more
Is this too weird?
I fly out next Tuesday. I have a five hour layover in Miami. Yup, 5 hours with nothing to do but walk the terminal, shop, eat, read, nap.
My former pedicurist is going to massage school in Miami. And for a while, before she got a job wit... Read more
My pedometer got stuck
I have no idea what happened. I was walking, I did a bunch of errands, I went shopping - and I ended up with a grand total of 1000 steps. It took me until early afternoon to notice - and then I took some test walks to check it out. Had to cli... Read more
Everyone I know is making healthy changes!
Really, it was such a funny day! DH and I went to breakfast, as usual - and met up with a friend who's a science professor. He's worked hard to lose about 30 lbs, is trying to stabilize his type 2 diabetes, and to get in shape - and he talked ... Read more
"I have a very big husband, who is very protective"
That's what I told the assistant principal. Just now. At the end of the school day.
It started this morning with a group of boys playing wall ball along the corridor where we walk to our classrooms. I've talked to them all year long, tel... Read more
The never-ending awards assembly
I believe in having our awards assemblies - we recognize students who worked hard and earned good grades. We recognize sports teams who won awards. We acknowledge all the hard work the students and teachers have done over the marking period, o... Read more
"Isn't the sun HOT?" "You must be paid a LOT!"
A child came by today after my students had all cleaned up - I was finishing the last part of the graduates' heads on the mural, I wanted to at least get their heads on. The girl looked at me on the chair, browned skin, sun beating down, and sa... Read more
Dear Michael Kors:
I like many of your fashion designs. You have, for the most part, great taste, and I appreciate your minimalist approach to clothing for women.
You have a gorgeous summer dress:
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I love my art crew kids
The 8th graders are finished with exams, and are now either assisting teachers with clean up, rehearsing music for graduation, or staying home.
Except my art crew kids.
I have a handful of students who carry grubby clothes each day, c... Read more
I spent 3 hrs yesterday on the mural, got a lot done, but we still have a lot yet to do.
I have several students who gave me their phone numbers, and I was planning to call and get a group to work again today.
But I am exhausted. I ... Read more
A suggestion from the custodian.........
I worked on the mural for 3 hours - part of it with students, but I continued until I ran out of cement. I put away everything except the items to be washed in my room, and stopped at the office on the way back. I filled out the form saying I ... Read more
We finished Row F, we finished Row F!!!!!
Okay, I know this doesn't sound like a lot, but it is. We have 9 rows in our mural - we have 4 finished. My afternoon class will paint the blue bond on the upper half this afternoon. Then tomorrow, my morning classes with begin tiling Row E.
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Laugh of the day
This is a true story from our pizza party in class yesterday -
One boy was eating his fourth slice of pizza, taking huge bites and chewing with his mouth open. I leaned over and said quietly, "Sweetheart, try to chew with your mouth close... Read more
The Elements Are Conspiring Against Us
This has been the rainiest month of May Iíve ever seen. It has rained every single day, at least briefly. Some days, it has rained all day long. There have been strong winds, drizzle, fog, flood watches, torrential rain, thunderstorms.
A... Read more