Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Card Shower

I have a friend who was diagnosed with cancer just over a year ago.  Only close family and relatives are allowed to visit, but many of us so want to help.

We decided to throw her a card shower.  If you go to the following link ( http://www.hallmark.com/Events/LoadAddCardShowers ), the website does all of the hard work for you.  You can even post the invite on a facebook page.  We hope this fun little burst of love helps take away some of the isolation she is feeling. 

This cite would also be great for special birthdays, etc. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Teacher Pic #2

I was trying to do some cross-curricular writing with students.  They worked on a paper describing a piece of art by Matisse. 

It is a little hard to read, but the student wrote the following:  "Henri made a good choice of making those how he did.  He had those nice, genital, brush strokes, . . ."  Wow!  I have heard of finger painting; however, Matisse (according to this student's paper) has moved this to a whole new level!

Teacher Pic #1

I love that this student too the intiative to cover his workbook.

I am also relieved to know that my job as an ELA teacher is probably secure.  There will always be a need.