Friday, August 26, 2016

Random Tid Bits

  1. Isaak and I got our first head cold in the school year. My head feels fuzzy - like bees are flying around in it, and I'm stuffy. Isaak has been snotty big time, has no appetite, and feels feverish at night.

    I can tell fall is on it's way, plus school started, which is all breeding ground for sickness.

  2. I figured out what I want to do for the big blow up project this year. Every year I find an image, or shoot my own image. My boss prints it out on the large format printer. I cut it up in squares, or rectangles. Then each student gets a square from each poster to recreate larger. I don't tell them what it is. They don't get to see it until the end when it's hung up. This year I had a hard time deciding. This year I didn't use my own photos. I found images that were so great by the Illustrator Tom Whalen. I love his work. The images below belong to Tom Whalen. When my students do a little piece they are not recreating the whole thing, nor are they selling the work.

  3. I got the book Wonder By R.J. Palacio for Mica to read. Normally he reads the books I pick out with kind of an annoyed look. Like he's thinking, Geez Mom! Let me pick out my own books! This one I kept seeing displayed at Barnes and Noble, and the library. He can't put the book down. Travis once said, "Ok you're not doing the tasks you ask us to do! Stop reading!" I know...every parent wishes that they had this problem. If you're looking for a good book to read...Wonder might be it.

  4. Isaak watched The Boxcar Children movie at school. He came home, and was super excited to read the 1 The Boxcar Children book that he has. Maybe I'll have to check out more of those. Typically he's not one that likes to read.

  5. I printed out a coupon for Michael's. It's a 50% off one. I feel the need to use it. What would you buy at a craft store?


Cascia Talbert said...

That art project sounds like it will be a lot of fun for your students. I hope you and your son start feeling better soon. Good luck this evening out with your mom and sister.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Sorry you guys are getting sick! We haven't gotten that yet thankfully.
Those craft coupons are dangerous in my hands. I want to buy the whole store.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I liked Wonder. Good read!

~ Noelle said...

I showed that movie to Broxton, that was what made him.want to read the box car books. Go to their website and sign him up. They sent an awesome fan club package to Broxton... for FREE.... and it has a book in it.

mail4rosey said...

Good eye on the final project selection. I like it! It will be fun for them to try and guess what it will be.

It's cold season here too. My son missed the 2nd day of school. So much for shooting for the perfect attendance award, lol

Mandy said...

"What would you buy at a craft store?" Ummm… everything. That's why I don't shop at them. :)

I had no idea there was a Boxcar Children movie! I'll have to check that out!


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