Children's Parade - two items to note:
1. My dad likes overview photos, but we were up on the second floor looking down - I prefer close ups that create little vignettes. So photos are some of both.
2. Notice how some of the kids - an... Read more
Okay, we'll start with photos of J'ouvert - the early morning road march along the waterfront, when the road is closed and bands come through on big trucks. People dance along behind, or like us, stay on the sidewalk and dance in place.
Bi... Read more
I've been meaning to post some photos of our Carnival, since I blogged so much about it - but I'll do the Children's and Adult's Parades tomorrow and maybe even Tuesday (since I started with about 750 photos of those events).
So - town view... Read more
He was my student last year and the previous year - he's now in high school. He was going in early to print a report for a class, I drove by and gave him a ride.
He's the kid with a ready smile, a polite "Good morning, Ms. Schwartz" as h... Read more
My last class of the day (my behavior challenged class) is in charge of putting up our "Under the Sea" mural (pictures next week, when we're finished - I promise).
So I demonstrated, we had guided practice, then independent practice (as in,... Read more
If Kristen Wiig can get teary about leaving Saturday Night Live after something like 5 or 6 years, then I can get teary about leaving my school after 25 years!
(And it was a very sweet skit on SNL on Saturday!)
www.hulu.com/wat... Read more
I arrived at school yesterday and realized I had forgotten my lunch bag, which has my school keys hooked onto it. I went to the office to sign in (and use the stupid fingerprint time-stamp machine to sign in) - then went to tell Mr. Principal t... Read more
Our school district had a professional learning community gathering yesterday - representatives from every school, as well as the district superintendent, deputy sup't, etc. met to discuss and work on the revisions of our school improvement plan... Read more
I took my Advanced Art class on a field trip on Friday. We went to the small hotel owned by friends of mine - earlier in the year, all my students helped paint murals for this hotel, and the owners hosted a lunch for one class. Since my Advanc... Read more
I'm calling on the collective wisdom of all my Spark buddies and not-yet-met Spark buddies.
DH and I are in the process of getting rid of our possessions, packing a few personal items, and then taking off travelling for our retirement. (Af... Read more
Warning - this is not for the faint of heart - it's just WEIRD!
Okay, I have a bizarre sister. No one believes how strange she is. This story illustrates this.
Background - she lives in a religious community called a Bruderhof. They... Read more
I went up in a helicopter with my dad today. He had made arrangements for a helicopter ride around the island, so he could see each and every beach. (He's a retired coastal geologist specializing in beach development - so he wanted to see each... Read more
I can see the front of my classroom again!!!! I can reach the white boards without climbing on boxes of tiles!!! I can use the electric outlet in the front of my room!!!!!
Okay - downsizing. Not only do we need to get rid of 90%+ of what... Read more
My dad, two nephews, one niece, and a niece-in-law are coming for Carnival!!! Wooohoooo!!
No one is staying with us, I have a friend with a hotel who gave us a GREAT rate! But we'll definitely be driving everyone around to various Carniv... Read more
One of our assistant principals (who is a fairly good friend of mine) sent out an email to all faculty and staff, with the guidelines for our school's pre-Carnival parade on Friday. Yup, we're having a parade. In the afternoon. All around sch... Read more