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Thursday, February 2, 2012

A little about me...

Since I've starting blogging, I've been checking out other people's blogs.  I've noticed many capture moments of their week or day on their iPhone or are taking photos with their own camera for their blog.  Me..... most of my moments involve the children in the classroom.  Yes,  I'm an Early Childhood teacher and teach 3 and 4 year olds.  Since the parents are not in the classroom with us,  I record the day's events and then send home emails detailing what went on.  I try to focus on the process rather than the product since the later is what the parents receive.  Here are some of those moments. (faces will never be shown)

As you can see, many moments involve art.  I'm a strong advocate of teaching fine motor strength (you know, those muscles that help a children become comfortable with writing) through fine arts.  The classroom involves lots of clay, mixing of colors, using real paintbrushes from the art store, cray-pas, pastels, etc.  And colored pencils.  We try to stay away from markers at this age since one does not need to apply pressure to make a mark.  Try holding a marker at the very tip with two fingers, you'll see what I mean.  The last photo is a current project we're working on- stained-glass mosaic.  

But here are some other photos that I took around the holidays, using my friends film camera. (I'm looking into getting one for myself.)
My creation by skinsbbc
My creation, a photo by skinsbbc on Flickr.

Here's one with my Zorki.  A Russian film camera from 1956-ish.  It took a couple of trial and error rolls of film before I figured out how to use it.  But I love it! 
This one was an accident.  The film came off the reel inside the camera, so 4 pictures were on each film segment!  Which is not something you can do with a Zorki.  

This is a church located in East Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 

I'm looking forward to sharing more with you!  


  1. WOOOO are a teacher too?

    I teach fourth grade in French. NOW....THAT LITTLE DOLL IS YOUR CREATION??? I LOVE HER! I am an artist as well and have an Etsy shop. I am very glad to meet you and thank you for coming to visit me! I adore the title of your blog!

    Please come back to visit anytime! SO HAPPY TO MEET YOU. Anita

  2. Hi Anita!

    Thank you so much for following my blog, I am truly honored! Yes, like you, I'm a teacher but for much younger children- 3 and 4 year olds. I'm inspired by the Reggio approach. No, the doll is not my creation, I wish!. It's bought. So cute, isn't it?
    It seems like us teachers have a lot to talk about and share, so I guess we blog :) Thanks for stopping by.



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