Friday, May 8, 2009

Yard Sale Tomorrow

Here are a few of my favorite items:

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Sunday, May 3, 2009


Dylon's Yard Sale is one week away, and if you live in the Covington County area, you DO NOT want to miss it. I know that Shelli has had some amazing donations, and has well over 2 storage buildings full of items.
It will be a busy week. Here's the info:
Date: May 9th
Location: Andalusia Farmer's Market
South Cotton St. next to Historical Museum
Time: 7:00 am Until

Our community is also having a Spaghetti Plate Supper on Thursday night (May 7th). Plates are $5 each and may be picked up at Southside Baptist Church or Johnson Park on Thursday afternoon from 4:30pm-8:00pm. If you'd like to buy tickets email me at:

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Why We Need Art in Public Schools

I'm on a roll with the You Tube videos today. Dave and I love You Tube. Did you know you can watch almost any movie, tv show, commercial, etc. on there? We lie in bed at night with our laptops and watch all sorts of stuff, usually things that make us laugh so hard we can barely go to sleep. Right now our favorite is a Kenny Rogers skit from Madd TV.

The video below gives me chills. I so wish that our school system had the $$$$ to provide more art education to our students. I'm thrilled to see the month of May finally arrive, because this is the time of year that we get to expose our students to painting, drawing, chorus, music, dance, photography, and drama. Our hallways at school will be transformed into art galleries. Local artists, musicians, and photograhers will come into our classrooms and become the teachers. We'll culminate the entire festival with Parent Night where all of our students will show off their talents.

This is PS22 from New York City. They have lots of videos on You Tube, but this one is my favorite. I love the expressions on their faces. I love it when you're working with children, and you can tell that they love what you're teaching them as much as you do. That doesn't happen often, but it's an awesome feeling when it does.

You'll need to scroll to the bottom of the page and pause my music player to hear this.

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Tara and Bella

I took my finals last week, and somehow managed to get A's in all of my classes. It was a LONG semester, and now I have a short break before summer classes begin. If there's one thing I learned this semester, it came from this video we watched in my diversity class. AMAZING!!!

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