Monday, September 21, 2009

My Class! Self Portraits

This year there are 10 students in my class. That is 2 down from last year and I certainly notice the numbers already. My class is younger this year and I really enjoy working with them. I am waiting for German school to begin to really start my Math program. With 10 kids in as many levels, it's hard to teach to specific needs.

The picture in the post is self-portraits that the kids drew and painted. It was quite a challenge as there were no erasers involved. They caught on really well and just drew with confidence. They weren't stuck with trying to get the image right! I told them these are fun pictures and they can make themselves however they choose!

Presenting -- My Grade 1s, 2s, and 3s!

Love their paintings!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I'd like to do a school update but am simply too tired or busy to do it these days!

I had to get some b-day cards made today so I skipped a nap and was busily creating. That was fun, kind of an outlet for me these days.

I joined the Fiskars online group and use their challenges when creating cards. I have been lucky a few times with winning, but even if I don't, it's always nice to get comments from other crafters and to see what others are creating.

I don't get to do much sewing lately so I like to roll out my scrapping stuff and dig into it.

The challenge for the purple card was to include sewing; and the blue card's challenge was to have a bird image in the design. Both were fun to do!