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November 29, 2011

Ms. Nikki's class finished up a unit on photography. After discussing elements that make an interesting photograph, the girls experimented with these elements to take their own photographs.  

 

 

At the end of their photography unit, they were thrilled to take a field tri...

July 23, 2011

This year at school, the girls and I have been learning about Gee's Bend, Alabama. Gee's Bend (renamed Boykin) is a small community in the Black Belt of Alabama.  It started when hundreds of slaves were brought down from North Carolina by the Pettway Family.  The town...

December 7, 2010

Since we include the Christian calendar as an important part of our school year, today we read about St. Nicolas.  St. Nicolas would secretly leave gold or presents for the poor and needy, sometimes in their shoes or stockings.  I knew I wanted to leave a little someth...

December 21, 2009

Each school year, I've wanted to do an ornament with our class picture.  This year's ornament couldn't be easier, so I thought I'd share it with you, in case you need an ornament to mark the year for your child or family.  I got the idea from Martha, who's got...

November 13, 2009

 

Every morning at school we carve out just a few minutes for "Share Time."  I thought I'd have a share time on here as well, showing one of the projects the girls are finishing this week.  I mentioned a week or so ago about how we might make some "Hankie Holders."  The...

May 10, 2009

Mother's Day always presents a dilemma for a teacher- what are you going to have the kids make to give to their mothers?  When I used to have a class of 20, my options were limited, especially since I usually waited until the week before to get started.  But now that I...

January 21, 2009

This school year, I wanted the kids to give their families something handmade, and I decided to take the idea from the quilt frame I made (using Posie's instructions from her new book).  Instead of using a photograph, I had the kids draw a portrait of their family.  I...

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