Posted by admin | Posted in Anastasis Academy, Create, Friday Recap, inspiration | Posted on 02-12-2011
Tags: Art, braces, friday recap, painting, poem, twas the night before christmas
It has been a while since I have done a Friday Recap post; honestly, most weeks I’m just lucky I’ve made it to Friday!
This week I have some fun things that I couldn’t wait to share! This is what I was up to when I wasn’t blogging:
The first share is an INCREDIBLE poem written by 5th grader, Emma at Anastasis Academy. The kids were writing poems ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas style, Emma wrote the brilliant poem below about the night before braces. Clever!
Twas The Night Before Braces
Twas the night before braces, my teeth were all clear,
not a spot of silver, or a rubber band near
I knew it would be painful and bring on a tear,
but I knew someday they would come off, and I would
celebrate and cheer
I stopped and smiled and looked in the mirror,
my teeth are all crooked and need to be cured
Tomorrow is a bad day and I wish it would pass,
I wish it would happen super duper fast,
Which nearly wouldn’t happen like I have heard in the past,
now I need to pick my colors and make sure they don’t clash
Now Pink! Now Purple! Now White and maybe Red!
Maybe after my appointment, I’ll be happy instead
I shouldn’t be complaining, I sound like a drag,
My dad works so hard for me, I don’t want to make him mad
So I’ll go in with a smile, it might take all my might, so….
Happy Smiles to all and to all a straight bite.
What did I tell you? We have the MOST brilliant, creative kids at Anastasis! (I’m sure every teacher reading this could say the same!)
At Anastasis Academy, each Friday we have a learning excursion. Sometimes these are field trips out of the building, but this week we had a local artist, Scott Beckley, come to us.
Scott taught the kids how to paint in acrylic using palette knives. The results were fantastic! Some students made curvy cartoony pencils. I wish I had caught more of them to take pictures of as they were heading out the door!
Thank you Scott!
Did you know Flat Stanley has his own app? Very cool! You can check it out on my other blog iPadCurriculum.
Wishing you joy this weekend!