Friday, February 29, 2008

v-day coupon: 1 free donut

my first trip to krispy kreme

Monday, February 25, 2008

Kids Clay Projects

I am very proud of my students-yet again. I wanted to share their clay projects before they have been fired in the kiln. This is them just air-dried. They will go in a kiln for 24 hours at about 2000 degrees, and then the kids will paint them. The project was entitled: Abstract nature sculptures. Students had to pick something natural and abstract from it. If not in form, but color when they paint.

This is a giraffe, was the most difficult one to make, she could not get this to stand upright!

To the left, a new student, little bear with butterfly on his head. Then this other dude made this bust of his dog...I love it!
This is a blowfish, definitely good enough to go in a show. As long as she paints it well, she's good to go!
Surfer dude made that wave on the left, in the middle are cherries, and elephant to the right.
Crazy tree there, great textures for sure! First project this kid has done ALL YEAR! Bear next to him, pretty simple.
Cool fish!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Drawing Montage by the Elliott's

Templeton and I like to do these drawings where one person draws something random, and we take turns adding to the picture. It seems we always have an alien and some sort of battle. I think Sal makes an appearance in every picture too.

This one started with the tree to the left! It's not about the skill in drawing, more about the storytelling.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Have you done your taxes yet?

For those of you that always look for a deal like me and Temp, I found a good one! If you have any relationship with State Farm (ie car insurance, renters/homeowners insurance, etc), you can do your taxes online for free! It's the Turbo Tax program. Click here for more info

Friday, February 08, 2008

things to do when you're sick...

so yesterday i went home sick. headache, sore throat, tired and dizzy...sometimes nausea. these are things i am doing to get by:

*watch People's Court, man, it's entertaining and educational!
*take a nap...try to sleep away those germs
*oh, take another nap...see above
*drink tea, with honey and sugar...yum
*watch TMZ at 4:30, celebrity gossip at it's finest
*play the Never Ending Level's so addicting, especially if you have a buddy to do with it (thanks Sal....j/k, templeton)
*read OK magazine
*cuddle with cat, it's very therapeutic
*hope and pray you wake up the next day feeling well

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

me and sarah-bored

new teacher conference-mid lecture

Saturday, February 02, 2008

goat art

I decided to find an animal photo I took at the zoo and see if I could make a cartoon out of it. I am pretty excited about the result. This goat had so much character to him, so it was a lot of fun!

i had store credit for bed bath & beyond from xmas...i saw a slickdeal for $39.99 ipod dockstation...went to store and got it-org. $99.99. then saw the little speaker to plug into ipod on clearance for $4.99 (plus steel lamp for $14.99) had to spread the word on the big sale!

side note: reviews for the dockstation were really's an alarm and radio as well-with remote. the sound quality is really good. the little speaker thing to make your ipod portable on a picnic or something, comes with 50 free downloads of music! I really feel I won today! go get yourself one!

Friday, February 01, 2008

norview pride

date to b-ball game