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Open Featured

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I was inspired by the spring cacti in my yard.

So I began to paint…

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16-year old daughter: Whatcha painting?

Me: A really stinky cactus.

D: Oh yeah? What’s it smell like?

Me: Garbage and butt.

D: It looks like a monster on Monsters, Inc.

Me: (laughing hysterically)

D: Draw some arms and legs on it. Call it, “Open to Interpretation.”

 

Isn’t everything?

Oops Featured

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Watercolor Markers with white gel pen

We encountered the word “knickers” in our reading yesterday.  My class didn’t know what they were…I recalled wearing “knickers” when I was really young – the loose pants that were bound at the knees. You know, like these:

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from Pinterest

Lesson learned: Do not Google “knickers” for a 5th grade classroom on the SmartBoard.

 

 

What We Want From Friends Featured

I had my 5th graders list the most important characteristics in their friends – and to prioritize them. Here are two responses:

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Pretty? Why Pretty? (This was written by a girl)

You’ve got to love how candid kids can be – “too talkative” – nobody likes that, right?

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I like the “joyful” consideration!

 

I noticed that out of 61 5th graders, “trust” and “kindness” were the top two answers.

Veggies and Hunks

harshal-s-hirve-44494We were chopping carrots. The 15-year old ate one. She usually subsists on fried chicken and frappuccinos.

“Carrots make you feel good. You eat one and it feels so good, like hugging a cute boy,” she opined.

Indeed.

 

 

 

You Can’t Make Me

You can’t make me wake up and prepare for the day,

through threats or rewards or anything you say.

You can’t make me study for the quiz or the test,

you can’t make me pay attention and do my best.

 

 

But you can nicely inquire about the songs I like,

or invite me out to to shop, see a movie or a hike.

Because building a union based on sincerity

will lead to a life full of jocularity

 

for you as well as for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registrant’s Regret

Driving home, I asked the freshman high school daughter how school was today.

“I think I am really starting to dislike my science class now.”

“Why?”

“Because our teacher handed us a fifty-page document titled ‘Science Fair Projects.'”

I laughed.

“I could have taken chemistry!”

 

 

Say What?

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With one daughter out of town,  I thought I’d take the other teen on a lunch date.

She finished eating before I did.

“Are you done?” She asked.

“Um, no. Clearly, I’m not. I’m still masticating.”

“Ew. Mom. Not here at the table.”

 

Opal and Ice

Crrrrrraack! Tingtingting! Is that the ice dispenser I hear?

Run down the hall, from under Josie’s bed

Skid to a halt and plead with eyes

Open mouth and receive icy goodness

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Ice was a chip of ice (not a cube), it looks larger here due to screenshot from a video