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My last day of school AND on the cover of the paper!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      14 comments

This photo, from last week, was on the cover of the newspaper today - what a nice note for my last official day of school!!!!! (Of course, I'll be back to grout later on.....) Read more

Carnival photos - Part 8 - the end!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012      8 comments

Last set of photos from Carnival 2012, the 60th anniversary of Carnival on St. Thomas! Read more

Why I'm thrilled to be messing up my nice clothes

Thursday, June 14, 2012      9 comments

I will admit, I like clothes. I like pretty clothes. I tend to focus on natural fibers, embroidery, ethnic styles. Kind of hippie-boho-traveller - that's my look for everyday wear. So when tiling, I change into old clothes - clothes that... Read more

Carnival photos - Part 7 - almost finished!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      8 comments

Okay, I'll only do 8 sections of Carnival photos, so this is the penultimate set! Read more

My former student gets a Bill Gates scholarship!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012      7 comments
ts-picked-gates-scholars The middle kid in the photo - Dondre! I'm thrilled for him - he was in my basic and then advanced art cla... Read more

Carnival photos - Part 6

Thursday, June 07, 2012      5 comments

After the seagull interruption, I want to go back to some Carnival photos - Adult Parade still continuing. Read more

Saving a seagull

Wednesday, June 06, 2012      4 comments

I was signing in this morning and some student ran up to me in the office and said there's an injured bird, he was sent to get me. (I'm an ART teacher, not science or anything!) Anyway, I told him I had to speak with the principal and I'd be r... Read more

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

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