Monday, April 27, 2009
This is my second square for my cashmere Aran afghan. It has a big spider and a little bug in the web. Since spiders are the only animal I'm NOT terrified of, I like this square. And the yarn is to die for, soooo soft. No one but me will be using this blankie when I get it done (unless you are very very nice to me)
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
See all of these muscles? Every damn one of them is SCREAMING at me for getting so out of shape. I was hobbling around all day yesterday after our Race for the Cure. God help me if I try to run lol. Now to force those butt muscles to get out the door and to the park tomorrow for training!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Alex explaining to Mikey about a 'knuckle sandwich'
Liam looking very smart in his glasses and wristwatch (and he is a great time-teller!)
Mikey asked for the 'butt' of the lamb cake, evidently that's the tastiest part :-)
RJ, the moving target, as usual. This is the clearest picture I was able to snap of him, with Bridget's cute dog Max.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
And fellow bloggers will understand this: I was trying to find a good picture to go with this post, so I typed in 'stretch pants' thinking I'd find some big ole ladies in SP. What came up was "Gladys Hippo" from an old Nick series "Rocko's Modern Life": Gladys Hippo is a sunglasses-wearing, stretch pants sporting hippopotamus with whom Rocko would often collide with in Season 1 episodes and get in her way. She would utter her catchphrase, a "How dare you!" at this juncture, which is always in a deep, manly voice, in total contrast to her unnerving high-pitched voice.
But damn, I could not find a picture of Gladys, even though I wasted oh about 2 hours trying.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Students need a variety of reading material at hand in order to become engaged readers! Second graders love non-fiction text which we currently have very little of in our classroom. We also have limited space in which to display books.
I found this great bookstand which needs little space, yet provide a front faced view of books. This provides excitement and motivation to read non-fiction text. We study communities and bees in second grade, and the texts I have chosen will enhance our curriculum units!
Only through your generous gifts can we provide excellent reading opportunities for our students. Our children need to read non-fiction books which creates learning opportunities and motivation to learn more! Thank you for your willingness to make a difference!