Today I spent with my father at the heart doctor’s office. As it often is, it was a long visit. It turned into about a three and one-half hour wait. I begin asking a few questions about mother’s parents (my grandparents). My heart was touched …
Month: November 2016
I wanted to share a few works of art from my art students at Cornerstone Academy of the Ozarks. This picture is a watercolor painted by one of my first grade students. The class chose to paint pictures of a pumpkin. It seemed very appropriate for this time of year. They are all second year students in our art program. They did an amazing job last year and are already showing use of skills and techniques they learned last year. They are wonderful students. I am so proud of them.
They love for me to tell stories while they are painting. Their favorite, of course, is the story of the snake art critic who watched me paint. Their next favorite is probably my hunting story, or should I say, “my failure as a hunter.” It is such a joy to teach these first graders. I hope you enjoy their art work.
I am a volunteer teaching art and writing curriculum for Cornerstone Academy of the Ozarks. To it I bring all of the training and experience I had from teaching in the public school. One of those memorable experiences was a class I took at Northeast University in Kirksville.
I had applied to be selected for the class. I was chosen along with 24 other people. I arrived early to the classroom. There were already many students in the room. Some were in tears. Others looked scared. As I listened, I learned that the year before the professor had brought in the upper level chemistry textbooks to teach from. The entire class could not pass and most had finally walked out and dropped the class. As I sat pondering what to do, the professor walked in. He laid his notebook on the podeum. You could have heard a pin drop. He looked up and said, “You can relax. I learned my lesson last year.” You could hear gasping sighs of relief, people readjusting in their chairs and supplies shuffling.
It turned out to be a wonderful class with problem solving, fun labs and everyone got about $300 in science equipment and supplies to take home to use in their classroom.. So thankful I was not in the first class.