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Carnival photos - Part 5

Monday, June 04, 2012      8 comments

Adult parade - both distance and close-up shots - people dancing, partying, drinking, having fun! I love the costumes, the color, the music, the dancing! And, of course, the varying sizes of people in bathing suit sized Carnival costumes! ... Read more

I made it!!!!! I made it!!!!!!

Sunday, June 03, 2012      11 comments

I received a Trivia A Student award!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't think I'd ever get this - my monthly average is usually about 85% or so! I finally had a monthly average of 91% - hence the award - WOW!!!!! Okay, back to Carnival photos tomorr... Read more

Carnival photos - Part 4

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      10 comments

Second half of the Children's Parade: Read more

Carnival photos - Part 3

Tuesday, May 29, 2012      7 comments

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

Carnival photos - Part 2

Monday, May 28, 2012      10 comments

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

Some Carnival photos - Part 1

Sunday, May 27, 2012      7 comments

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

Saw the Heartthrob Kid this morning

Friday, May 25, 2012      10 comments

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

THIS is why I love my job

Thursday, May 24, 2012      7 comments

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

Okay, I've decided NOT to be embarrassed!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012      11 comments

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!) Read more

Embarrassed, Part Two

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      6 comments

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

Totally embarrassed myself TWICE yesterday! Agh!

Saturday, May 12, 2012      9 comments

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

Getting smarter about my food choices

Monday, May 07, 2012      8 comments

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

Suggestions for packing and travelling??

Saturday, May 05, 2012      14 comments

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

An appalling (albeit hysterically funny) story

Monday, April 30, 2012      12 comments

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

Pushing boundaries

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      4 comments

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

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