This first prompt about first day of school had to include a piece of notebook paper. It was relaxing to me late last night...
I just completed my first FULL week of school in my inclusion class, with my 23 students. It actually was quite a good beginning. I worked 55 hours and am now going to relax as I babysit for the sweet little 15 month old girl who was Michelle's flower girl a month ago...and get psyched for NHL Hockey (the Buffalo Sabres) to begin a new season, not that I've been counting the days or anything...!
Happy weekend to you all! Thanks for visiting! ~kath
I couldn't resist a little walk after work this evening. But it was so beautiful everywhere, I soon ran for my camera. I just had to show you how lovely the hibiscus look in the sunset....just in case you need a breath of fresh air today, too.
I didn't edit these at all, because I love the memory of how the September shadows fall just before 7 PM.
Hope you enjoy these. Everything's better when shared.
This calendar journal was inspired by Back-to-School Time.
Even though we teachers no longer work in a little red schoolhouse,
and we don't have blackboards anymore,
the start of school brings red and black to mind.
On these white pages, I spread gesso, let it dry, then covered it all in deep red.
I set down a 12-inch mask/stencil, and spritzed a bit of water on the pages.
I then let that sit for a few minutes, blotted up extra water drops with a paper towel, then wiped the whole page with a baby wipe. It worked. It's a technique I just learned from Journalartistaart's blog. (Thank you, Paula). I need a lot more practice, but...I will. Practice. In my free time now that school has begun.
Students begin early on Tuesday, September 6th.
Everyone's probably a little nervous,
but we'll smile and help one another through.
It takes a village, afterall...
Have a happy Labor Day Weekend, all.
If I don't get to you in the next couple of days,
Best to all of you teachers and students out there!