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This is my day for getting things DONE

Sunday, February 20, 2011      7 comments

DH and I went to breakfast, then took a drive around. Went to see the re-built and newly opened Mountain Top, big tourist site but a fabulous view. We came home and I decided I need to DO some of the things I've been planning to do - tod... Read more

Twelve pizzas for 25 teenagers and 3 adults

Thursday, February 17, 2011      6 comments

Really, that's what the coral reef mural lady brought - twelve cheese pizzas. Twelve LARGE cheese pizzas. Each cut into twelve slices. That's 144 large slices of pizza. I ate two big slices. We had about 1.6 pizzas left over (which I brough... Read more

Teacher Humor

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      4 comments

This makes me fall over laughing - and it's SO true! ... Read more

Sometimes the best laid plans go awry

Tuesday, February 15, 2011      3 comments

I was scheduled for attendance at a workshop today - this is when we're rolling out the new and improved school improvement process, the thing some of us have been working on for months and months. (This is the project I was part of when we got... Read more

An OMG embarrassing moment in class!!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011      16 comments

Okay, not the entire class, but SO embarrassing! Now that I have your attention - my students are now working in small groups on heraldic flags. We're basically finding emblems, students create their own version of the group's emblem, pers... Read more

How can doing nothing make me so tired?????

Sunday, February 13, 2011      5 comments

Okay, I didn't exactly do NOTHING - I spent 8 hours at the synagogue auction, working at the check in/check out desk. I spent 8 hours mostly sitting at a computer, checking people in, taking their entry fee money. Then checking people back out... Read more

Dear Neighbors:

Friday, February 11, 2011      7 comments

If you are situated upwind from our apartment, and you are grilling steak with garlic on it, the least you could do is invite us over for dinner. Whomever you are. Really, it seems only fair. Most sincerely, Phebe... Read more

New butterfly yesterday

Thursday, February 10, 2011      6 comments

I can't find a photo exactly like this butterfly - it had black wings with white dots, and a black body with tiny white dots - and then, as if it had epaulets, across each shoulder (if butterflies had shoulders) there was a short bar of bright r... Read more

Encounter in the school's office

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      10 comments

The other art teacher took down the display of her students' artwork in the office, and said the space was available if I wanted to put up some work by my students. So I took a bunch of the very large self-portraits I do with my 8th graders, an... Read more

How to make people feel USED

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      9 comments

The boys were all sent (with the male teachers) to a program at the university today - so the counselors and some teachers coordinated a workshop for the girls. I was asked to set up an art show in the cafeteria (which I did, hanging up self-po... Read more

My butterfly garden is hopping!!!!

Sunday, February 06, 2011      8 comments

Well, more like fluttering - but it seems to be a neighborhood hotspot of butterfly and small bird activity! Recent sightings include (stock photos from online): Yellow sulphur butterfly Read more

I think I've achieved Habits of a Healthy Person!!!!!

Saturday, February 05, 2011      7 comments

DH and I like to spend weekends together, since we don't seem to get much together time during the week due to work and all that (despite the fact that he's retired). So we went out for a late breakfast/brunch and enjoyed it thoroughly. On... Read more

Mural photos - finally!

Friday, February 04, 2011      3 comments

I have a few minutes before today's professional development workshop - on reading in the content areas - uh huh, my kids are reading and summarizing Shakespeare, you'd think I could skip this one. Anyhow, here are the mural photos - a few ... Read more

No photos but a mural story

Thursday, February 03, 2011      3 comments

I've been busy with teacher workshops and helping with food for a friend whose mother passed away this week - setting up, serving, cleaning up, and coordinating people bringing meals over for this week and on into the weekend. But - here's ... Read more

Interview and photo ops

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

My coral reef mural contact came to school and videoed my first two classes - first class (advanced art) at the mural, second class (basic art) in the classroom. While she was walking around interviewing each student, a reporter for the online ... Read more


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