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Spaciness runs in our family

Saturday, April 16, 2011      2 comments

My niece posted that she lost her phone. Last night. Today, she posted that she found it. I went down the hill for my pedicure, only to find out from my little pedicure lady that I'm scheduled for tomorrow. I could swear it was for today... Read more

We won "Most Creative Use of Set/Props/Media"

Friday, April 15, 2011      3 comments

The kids acted well, but they mumbled their lines and my narrators weren't as clear as I might have wished. The flags/banners were a huge hit with the judges. And the audience loved my court jester doing flips down the aisle. The foil sta... Read more

Update on Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, April 14, 2011      4 comments

Rehearsals have been going well. Things I've learned: 1. Half the school has a major crush on my court jester kid. Seriously. 2. The kid playing Juliet's relative (the one who carries her out when she is playing dead) was extremely... Read more

The court jester is back

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      6 comments

My kid who does amazing acrobatic and gymnastic stuff is back! So he's thrilled that he gets to be the court jester - his entry will be running flips all the way down the aisle, and then he'll come up on stage. (He promised he never falls on h... Read more

Romeo & Juliet, rehearsal #1

Monday, April 11, 2011      3 comments

We had our first rehearsal today. First, none of the girls wanted to be Juliet, because they didn't want to be associated romantically with any of the boys. Then, I convinced the smallest girl to be Juliet because she would be easy to be... Read more

Cleaning up my life

Sunday, April 10, 2011      7 comments

I've been trying to simplify my life - buying fewer clothes, having fewer appliances - and today, I cleared out my files. I tend to save everything - receipts, warranties, articles on exercising and losing weight and setting up an art business.... Read more

Iguanas with attitude

Friday, April 08, 2011      6 comments

We've had a very dry winter, and now that spring is here we are slowly slowly easing into rainy season. A few days ago, we had some rain - by afternoon, it was a very light rain as I drove home from school. Too rainy to walk, so I figured ... Read more

What is with some parents?????

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      8 comments

One of my students left for Florida. Until next week. Family emergency? Family vacation? I have zero idea! Parents didn't send a note, didn't inquire about school work, didn't contact any teachers, and seem quite unconcerned about his missi... Read more

Vote for student art

Monday, April 04, 2011      5 comments

Last year my students participated in the Heinz Ketchup Creativity contest. We chose to skip it this year, but you can see and vote on student art by going to the following link:
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Weapons day in my class

Friday, April 01, 2011      5 comments

My first class LOVED the weapons my friend brought - he showed a big sword one needs two hands to use, a modified broad sword (the kind used in medieval times), a rapier similar to what was used during the Renaissance (lighter, one-handed sword)... Read more

Only six students today

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      4 comments

I teach 3 classes each day - I'm dept chair, plus I'm chair of the school improvement team, and I was the previous chair of the accreditation committee - so I balance the small number of classes with other important (essential?) school activitie... Read more

Yardstick versus T-square

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday I added a matt board "point" to a T-square, thinking it would work as a "sword" for our upcoming condensed version of Romeo and Juliet. My class came in, and I grabbed the student who is furthest along with his art projects - he'... Read more

The things teachers need to worry about......

Monday, March 28, 2011      11 comments

As many of my friends know, I'm working on a big project with my students - we're learning about medieval and Renaissance art (and literature and history) through heraldry, pageantry, and comparing all of this to our local Carnival. We will hav... Read more

Checklist of things to do/done

Sunday, March 27, 2011      2 comments

1. Putting things away in the office - almost done - it helped that I finished the taxes, so all that paperwork is off the desk and in a box for filing. 2. Taxes - done and in the computer - just need to print spreadsheets, then go see the ... Read more

Trying to catch up

Saturday, March 26, 2011      2 comments

There are so many things to do this weekend, and I'm fairly sure I won't get to them all. Things just piled up while I was gone, and then I came home with a swollen knee (from the overnight trip home - too much sitting gets to the knee I've tor... Read more

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