Robin's Blog

The adventures of a quilter, who is also a high school teacher.

What's New at School?

Hello My Quilting Friends,

We are rapidly coming to the end of another school year.   Seems like just yesterday I was posting the pictures of my classroom for Open House.   Now we are into registration, end of course exams and state mandated testing.   

My students are busy bees as usual.  I have 7 who won their state level competition back in March and are working on raising the money to go to the National FCCLA meeting in Tennessee this summer.   Hopefully with car washes, donations, yard sales and such we will raise the money we need to get there.    Two of the groups going worked on community services projects all year.  One was a group of three who plan and prepared activities for a local assisted living facility.  The Facility house a little more than 20 of the sweetest little ladies you have ever seen.   We've garden, painted fingernails, had pie tasting, Valentine's cookies and I don't know what else.  The other group has worked with a group of preKers at our local elementary school.  They're gone and read stories and then planned activities to with the stories and backpak activities to sent home with the children to keep to work on skills like letter recognition and such.   Some of the children touch my kids hearts so deeply, especially a pair of little boys who are autistic.  The girls have learned so much from these children not just about teaching but about human needs as well.  

Additionally another 6 went to state with this bunch and did such a terrific job with their events, and they were such a joy to spend the week with.  All of them medal in their event, with a total of 10 more golds, 2 silver and 1 bronze.  I'm very proud of their accomplishments.    This week we will have our annual banquet and each will be recognized for their accomplishments.  

The kids are equally excited as the year comes to a close with so many events quickly rushing past us.    Grad bash was Saturday night,  Prom is this coming Saturday, the end of May brings Graduation, which is particularly bittersweet as my youngest will be joining the Senior Class in that walk into adulthood.   I am so very proud of all she has accomplished and the young lady that she is becoming.   It is sure to be a time of few tears and many smiles.  

I hope you all have a blessed day and a sweet time stitchin.

Robin

Published Mon, Apr 29 2013 5:54 AM by Robin