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My classes are in full swing. They have been pretty good thus far, but in the evening I am truly exhausted and go to bed early after after sitting on the couch and staring for awhile. Hope my system adjusts soon.

The 'viking rune stones' has been a hit, I took examples of some pieces of [livejournal.com profile] torfin's jewelry. They were very impressed and made some good observations. Next week we might do some beads in fimo for the older kids and paper for the younger as [livejournal.com profile] madeileen suggested and I'll bring examples of [livejournal.com profile] viking_food_guy's beads. I'll have to count each and every one of those several times.

Today we are starting on a foam board bas relief, I've got a lot of 3-D type guys this year. I change and adjust my lesson plans from day to day as I see what the kids like, need to learn, and won't tolerate.
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We didn't have class today, so rather than spending time at my desk keeping up with paperwork, like a fool I volunteered to teach a class to teachers at the regional education conference.
I've taught in previous years too, but this time I (attempted to) taught teachers how to make nice handbuilt ceramic bowls to then teach their students in hopes of getting more Empty Bowls projects happening regionally http://www.emptybowls.net/.

Two lovely little ladies from a Catholic school began to make plans for an Empty Bowls during Lent, if that happens I will be so happy.
This is one of my favorite charities and such a good thing for students to take part in. I have my students do bowls for two of these a year.

My students are 95% from families living in poverty and have always been on the receiving end of charity, being on the giving end when we make bowls is a real stretch for some, I have seen the looks on their faces go from outrage, to some confusion, to understanding with this project. After I explained about Empty Bowls one particularly belligerent kid, screamed that he couldn't afford to give donations, then after the Empty Bowls event he said amazed: "You mean because of the bowls I made poor people will get $60?"
A moment of enlightenment.

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