a reunion of sorts

October 20, 2007

Last night I reunited with some old colleagues, friends, and parents of former students, for a Stampin’ Up party.  It reminded me that I need to get more crafty time in…especially with dear friends.  I’ve been stressed looking at my full schedule for the fall, every weekend is booked with some sort of event, and there just aren’t enough hours in the day…but give me 2 hours of craft time with the girls, and suddenly I feel more energized…

Reuniting with some fabulous parents of former students, brought back some wonderful memories for me, and while it was a necessary decision to end my teaching career at Cabrini…the thought of my old students still tugs at my heart.  I don’t miss the “constrained” 30 minute art classes…(I felt more Drill Sergeant than Teacher)…but I miss each and every child, their strengths and weaknesses, and most of all their smiling faces.  Last night afforded me the opportunity to catch up with their parents, and get the updates on how much they have grown.  I also had the opportunity to meet my new students (albeit briefly) for private lessons.

See below one of the most inventive uses for a Recycled Art Project.  Aaron and his Great White Shark.  Constructed of pop-cycle sticks, duck tape, and a garbage can, I’ll never forget the fun we had on this project!

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