The Scavenger Hunt

The Scavenger Hunt

    My classroom was always designed around a theme.  A detective unit or a study of a country might be the theme.  Whatever it was there was always some fun activities.  One of those special activities was a scavenger Hunt.  I typed up a 

Words of Thanks

Words of Thanks

I spent my entire life working with children.  Because I was one of those who began kindergarten at 4 years old, I graduated from high school at age 17 and received my Elementary/ art degree at age 21.  I wrote and directed Bible Schools, summer 

Ditto

Ditto

Someone recently posted a “Do you remember” picture of an old ditto machine.  It brought back my early experience of using the ditto machine and my early years of teaching. As I reflected back on my early career, I was reminded of the education strategies, 

Cool Colors

Cool Colors

I do love teaching art at the Christian school.  I decided it would be fun to share some of their works during the holidays.  This is a watercolor painting of one of the fourth graders.  It is her first year in our class.  She has 

A Teacher Experience

A Teacher Experience

Although I would loved to have been able to home school our boys, I do believe God called me to be a teacher.  I had so many amazing experiences teaching and they continue even though I have retired. I am a volunteer teaching art and 

Feeling Blessed

Feeling Blessed

Last month marked 40 years for John and I.  It seems amazing so many years have come and gone.  Each year is packed with memories.  God has been so good and blessed us all the way. A while back one of our sons found an 

The Old Fire House

The Old Fire House

I found a photo of an old fire house in Chicago from one of my kid’s vacation there.  The old brick structure sits amid new glass buildings and the busy metropolis of the city.  It’s character and history stand tall among the others.  I am 

Meet Elbert Fin

Meet Elbert Fin

Today I came with my husband to the MMEA conference in Tan-Tar-A.  Although he has retired from teaching, he enjoys coming, seeing old friends and listening to the concerts.  I have come with him most years.  For some reason, this year I was flooded with 

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

I have had the awesome experience of being part of Cornerstone Academy of the Ozarks.  In case you are not familiar with it, I will tell you about it.  It is a Christian school located in Warsaw, Missouri.  It grew from the vision and calling 

Cornerstone Intergalactic Space Academy

Cornerstone Intergalactic Space Academy

It is just about time for Cornerstone Academy to start their new school year.  A fun filled  year is being planned.   Everyone is so excited.  Their first study in history and science begins with space.  The Cornerstone Intergalatic Space Academy crew will spend their afternoons 

Time Travel VBS

Time Travel VBS

It is once again time for Vacation Bible School.  This year the students will begin each evening at the time machine.  Foil, aluminum pans, slinkies, christmas lights and a fog machine, silver tarps and gray plastic table covers will transport us back in time. We 

Classroom Quilts

Classroom Quilts

I have designed and created lots of teaching material throughout my 31 year teaching career, but one of my favorite was the classroom quilts.  Every three weeks we would begin a new unit.  The unit might be archaeology, architecture,  detective, etc.  The setting for each 

Graduation Day

Graduation Day

Today is graduation day at Cornerstone Academy of the Ozarks in Warsaw, Missouri.  I just finished the banner for the celebration.  It is an exciting day, not only for the students, but for the school.  How delightful to watch God’s face shine on this place!  Starting