Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Out My Window!

I paper pieced and hand quilted this wall hanging.  If I had more time I would spend it quilting!

What a beauty of a day it was!  I'm so happy that I have no outside windows in my classroom...I'm sure I wouldn't have accomplished a thing.  I would have had one eye out the window trying to see my first turkey vulture for the year!  I am happy to report that I did get to run out to my backyard in time to see what the crows were so upset about.  I was hoping for an owl, but wasn't too sad to see a red-shouldered hawk instead.  As soon as I start talking about birds I get off track...sorry!  Back on task...Because I have no outside windows I've created my own window.  I hope it will give the room a nice cheery feel for the spring.  Tomorrow the last remnants of snow will be put away and out will come our spring greenery.
My momma did beautiful  handwork.  When she lost her vision to macular degeneration, she gave me her stash of fabric.  I didn't know then how much I would enjoy making things with fabric.  Thanks, Mom!  I miss you!!
Out our window we can see
Crocus, birds, all signs of spring
Jackets off and sandals  on
We are happy snow is gone!
Winds may blow and thunder boom
We won’t be frightened in our room
For the sun will come out and a rainbow appear
To remind us our friend Jesus is near.

Another sign of spring!

I have had a ball this week with my writing prompt.  A couple of St. Patty's Day treats  are included in this packet!  I ended up using the prompt with my afternoon computer classes. All the students in my school 1-8 have asked Seamus P. McCune L.I.T. (Leprechaun In Training!) for some of his "extra" gold.  I loved reading everyone's reasoning as to why they should have the gold!  I've heard that the said Leprechaun has shown up and delivered some gold to some persuasive students!
If I don't talk to you before Saturday, don't forget to wear green and keep your eyes open for owls!

We got gold!

first grade work

A fifth grader writes to Seamus!
I have never seen anyone celebrate St. Pat's like this family!!  They make life a lot of fun for their kids!  This student  is in fourth grade!


  1. Wow! I cannot believe how much they wrote! It is so funny because our Leprechaun is named Seamus, too.

    1. My students love to write...Maybe it's because I tell them that every day! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love the wall hanging, Jenny!

  3. Thank you so much for visiting me! I love your 'window' did an amazing job and it is so pretty! Love seeing your students cute! Have a lovely weekend! Angie xo

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Angie! I'm glad you like my window. I'm working on another one that's a little bit smaller, but has a cute frog! Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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