Monday, March 29, 2010

Chipboard Coaster Purse

This  was very easy to make and it serves has a great gift card holder!  Click on the picture to see more detail.  I used Close To My Heart Silhouette papers, ribbon and Colonial White cardstock.  Add these to two chipboard coasters with adhesive, add a rhinestone, and you're done! 
The box was made from a piece of cardstock measuring 8" x 6.5".  Score at 2.5" on each side.  Fold the score lines, snip the corners and fold.  Use the adhesive of your choice to form the box and attach it to the coasters.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A New Pig!

Isn't this a hoot?  We spent the day in Boulder City rummaging through the antique shops.  When I came upon this piggy bank, I just knew I had to have it.  The apple is actually a cork so you can empty your bank without any "swine slaughter".  Sorry, I couldn't help myself. 
I haven't decided where my latest pig will be displayed, but rest assured, she will have a place of honor.  Yes, I did say "she".  Somehow this pig looks like a "Sophie" to me.  I just love the eyelashes!  Whether or not she's an antique is questionable, but she will join the others in my growing collection!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Reading Week Rock Stars

Meet my administrators - Mike, the blonde, and Bob, with the black hair.  Last names are being withheld to protect the innocent, or, as this may be, the guilty! 
Last week was Reading Week and Bob and Mike challenged the students to read 100,000 pages.  If the students achieved their goal, they promised to dress as Rock Stars and play Guitar Hero.  I'm sure you've already guessed, the students reached their goal.  Actually, they read over 123,000 pages! 
When they first came out, the kids were screaming.  It brought back memories of a few concerts that I'd attended!!  Our Rock Stars performed hits from Van Halen, Ozzie Osbourne and others, I'm sure.  I just couldn't tell through all of the screaming!  It was the Grand Finale to one awesome Reading Week. 

Thanks, Bob and Mike.  You are such good sports!!!!

Rock On, Dudes!!!!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Read-A-Shirt Day

The shirts speak for themselves!

Alicia and Nyesha - two "Wild and Crazy Chicks!!!"


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dr. Seuss Day

The picture speaks for itself.  Doesn't Christine look great?  If you remember your Dr. Seuss stories, you'll recognize the fish in the teapot!  It made me a little crazy because the fish kept bobbing around whenever I moved.  It was on a wire shaped like a spring.  The cake was for the class that won the Dr. Seuss Trivia Quiz.  One of our 1st grade classes won.  They were so excited to get the rings that were on the cake.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Oscar Goodman

As I mentioned in my previous post, this week was Reading Week at my school.  I wanted to wrap up the week in a special way, so I contacted the mayor's office a few weeks ago.  Lucky for me, the mayor had some time to come to our school and read to our students.  First, he read Tales for Tomas, a story about the history of Las Vegas.  He added his own anecdotes as he read this book, making the story truly special.  He went on to read Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.  Encouraging the students to respond each time the pigeon asked to drive, made this a fun read-aloud.  We all had a wonderful time!
Mayor Goodman was very gracious and posed for photos. This is my principal, Dr. Bennett and me with the mayor . Unfortunately, I started to close my eyes in this one.  Honest, I was not sampling the Bombay Sapphire Gin!!!!!  For those of you who don't know the story, Oscar is a spokesperson for Bombay.  All kidding aside, he was truly gracious and our students and staff were very fortunate to have him as a guest reader at our school.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sam Elliott?

OK, not really, but you must admit he looks a lot like him!  It's Reading Week at my school and this is Sid Hausman.  He is an illustrator, author, and song writer.  He visited our school today and our kids loved him!  Not only does he write and illustrate his books, he also sets them to music.  Check him out:  If you are an educator looking for a high-quality program, I highly recommend him for a performance at your school!
Since it's Reading Week, I'll be posting more often.  Stay tuned!  There's never a dull moment during Reading Week!