1.18.2009

working weekends

We had no school on Friday because of a "cold day", which was nice. However, yesterday I spent a record 14 hours at school, helping my freshman class decorate & prepare for our upcoming homecoming week. It was exhausting, stressful at times, chaotic - and a complete blast. Since they're just freshmen, I didn't have overly high expectations, but I was so pleased with the amount of effort they put forth! 


This is part of our finished hallway (there's also a castle at the other end). The theme for decorating this year was Board Games; our class wound up with chess. Unfortunately, I didn't get the full right-hand corner in this shot - a trembling Southfield Eagle is cowering on the ground, waiting to be crushed under our PCA Eagle's trustworthy steed. (Um, the eagle is NOT in his boxers, as my dear husband thought - that's a shield.) Pretty good for freshmen... right??

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I got the apology letter from JC Penny - and a gift card! 

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News from Good Apple: keep checking our blog for updates about Etsy news! We've added a new line of finger puppets - the Berry Barnyard Buddies.

5 comments:

  1. That is dedication! You're an awesome teacher. Our homecoming has been canceled twice now due to inclement weather. I think we're just scrapping the whole thing and having a Winter Ball to make up for it.
    I'm glad you got your much deserved apology letter for JC Penny. Jerks!

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  2. Okay . . . you are amazing. I only know a couple of teachers at my school who would be willing to put in that kind of time without "compensation". How lucky those kids are to have you! I am jealous--I wish I were your student . . . :)

    LYMY!

    Megan

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  3. I must admit I thought they were boxers too!

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  4. cute decorations! have you recovered on your sleep yet?

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  5. haa...it does look like he's just in boxers.
    so awesome that you got a gift card, makes it almost worth it, right?!

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