Thursday, October 15, 2009

Students in the News

Hawt Mz got the kids busy setting up their own market as their first quarter project. The kids started with a field trip to a local grocer. Then they researched food groups, product labels, grocery geography, and grocer careers. Of course, Mz can't make a move without the paparazzi, so the first of three news crews came to visit. The 7 YO is in the back of the garden row, planting with her green fingernails, and in the chicken coop.



See? It's not just that Hawt Mz is an awesome, newsworthy teacher, she also looks damn good on video. We should all be so blessed. Unfortunately for her, her students outshone her in the classroom. Their research was, oh my. Impressive. Their preparation and presentation was insanely inspiring. My kid presented honey -- from bee anatomy, hive construction, and honey production to the human use of honey and beeswax.

(Budget cut/funding rant providing an awesome transition to picking up my son at his school deleted because it seemed tangential to my unabashed bragging, but you can imagine an amazing transition right here.)

Upon retrieving the 9 YO from his school, a note explaining that he's one of 32 students at his school selected by the art teacher to upload some of his work to Artsonia was thrust in my face.


Artsonia is a Web site that sells you stuff - postcards, bags, temporary tattoos -- featuring the artwork of your kid. They donate 15% of the sales to the school. I think that's how it works. So, if you are so inclined, go on over and comment on the 9 YO's watercolor leaves (inspired by his idea of a flag for New Canada and sneaking in a hidden flame thrower). Buy something if you want, or not, but love the colors. I'm starting to understand Caddo's pride (her daughters have earned some prestigious art awards and yet I find no mention on her blog or her Facebook page, otherwise they would be linked).

I should do that thing where I tell my blog to suggest other similar posts, but I suspect it's only available for Word Press and I cannot be bothered. Instead, I'll do it the old fashioned way by writing my own. The Fine, Fine Market reminds me of when the 7 YO's former classroom transformed into a news paper publisher. Additionally, the 9 YO's art teacher's compliments on his art reminds me of his stamp art accolades.

2 comments:

  1. Just too awesome to top! I very much like the leaves watercolor, although I wasn't able to find the hidden flamethrower.
    Your children are very cool.
    Did you notice Cakewrecks in the NYTimes? Funny.
    Monnie sends love and appreciation for the call.
    Love you bunches
    Dad

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  2. there you go again.
    using words like tangential, causing me to pause and think.

    congrats.
    your offspring are taking flight!

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