During seventh period my door got decorated as a surprise, courtesy of Ms. McCann and a team of The Future Is Mine students.
I got some lovely words from some sweet teenagers as they read the door.
In January. I’d put in my letter of intent to retire at the end of this school year and told the adults but hadn’t shared with the students. Now they can help me celebrate.
Today it feels real. 🎓🎉🎏😃
Thanks Ms. McCann
For the people at work series.
This is Beth of M and B Designs. On their site it says you can get a design made, ready for pickup in 120 minutes.
She was customizing t-shirt designs for the young dancers in a dance competition at our high school, using the airbrush and it was fascinating to watch her work. She does all sorts of gymnastics, sports and name designs.
I misplaced her card.
Sorry Beth. Thanks for being part of my “people at work” series.
Monday morning at Common Planning period, my colleague took her clock off the wall to spring forward an hour and showed me the face.
She had told me it had a typo and to read it carefully.
So I read it outloud.
We had a good laugh.
Six bucks at Family Dollar Store.
Thank you Lauren for the good idea for a blog post!
The result of an enthusiastic snow plower.
A pile of asphalt chunks by where I parked.
I photographed it as I was getting ready to head home this afternoon
Can you find the “puppy”? and the “smiling face”?
Like a sculpture garden as I made my way into school this morning
Cinderblock in the snow
and how the school looked through my impressionistic windshield-
on my way home
As I arrived, I noticed sunlight.
It’s been pretty gray around here. Twenty four days until Spring.
A two hour delay again this morning.
For the first time in three years, I got breakfast from the cafeteria the other day. The “bagel” doughy and sweet but I was hungry.
One of the hardest and ongoing lessons is teaching composition and students needing to take multiple shots of a subject.
So often they are satisfied with the first image they shoot.
Today in the Photography classes, I asked the students to choose two objects and combine them in a new and different way to create a more interesting image.
I showed them the first photo of the two objects i selected as an example-
I shot the first with all the cluttered background of the classroom. The second one was to be cleaned up- not show the environment. No backpacks, chairs, notebooks, pencils, computers, students.
Here’s the DON’T
I picked up the student camera from a table
overexposure with the setting
and a student’s finger holding the piece of paper as background to block the clutter is visible,
but the objective is closer to being met.
Roll of tape and a rubber dog.
Trying to encourage them to keep at it and try something different. Try different angles and distance. Change the light.
Self- portrait in the array of objects collected on disposable wedding cookie tray at the end of the day.
and Man on Time
Will share some of the compostions of the students when they pick their best.
The light shone on a row of houses in the neighborhood. I was going to my car at the end of a long Saturday afternoon in the gym, watching some of my students perform in the dance, color guard and majorette competition.
I thought about scale again. Size relationships. How the one house close looked big, the sunlit row much smaller.
But that would be for perspective week, right?
(Mirrorless Camera by Sony)
It was delicious.
All after school activities have been cancelled due to icy rain and slippery roads.
Welcome winter sustenance.