Hello one and all. I've been back in the classroom for two days and it pleases me to announce that I'm one happy teacher. I've got a class full of lovely kids who are all great thinkers. I'm exhausted, though. Teaching is the best job, but it is also extremely tiring. The good news is that there's a Value Village close to my school. Next week I'll start biking to school. Having my bike means I can start doing some major thrifting at lunch.We made pop bottle spinners yesterday. After the children covered the bottles with colourful tissue paper, I sliced up and folded the bottles. It was a lot of work, but they'll look great hanging from the ceiling and spinning. I may run a little "How To" on the Foolscap Flyer.
When I was having bedtime snuggles with Duncan tonight, I looked up and realized his little sailboat shelf would make a nice picture for a post. This shelf was made by my mother's dad. It belonged to my brother and was used by my nephew. Now it holds Duncan's treasures.
I never met my grandfather, so I'm happy to have something he made. The little painted metal birds came from a store in Toronto called Moss. I think they were intended for Christmas trees. Everyday is Christmas!
The rice paper spinning lamp came from a garage sale a couple of years ago. The woman running the sale said she used to work at Costco and stockpiled a lot of stuff for gifts, etc. She never had any use for the lamp, so I bought for $2.00. The hanging Chinese dragons cost $9.99 in Chinatown.
All these things make for a cozy room - the perfect place to enjoy a book.