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Welcome! I hope to use this blog to share some of the amazing things my class and school does to make learning fun! I have been teaching for 15 years already! I started teaching 3rd grade in a Parochial School, then I was hired to teach 1st grade for three years, was moved to 5th grade for 2 years, and then came back to 1st grade in the district where I attended school. I love that I'm able to give back the the school district that guided me to become the teacher I am today! I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, certified 1-8; a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction; and my Administrator License Pre-K-12.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tree Update!

Well I went into school this past week and applied the second coat of paper mache to my tree.  This time, I was a lot messier with it...the pictures may not be great but I crumpled and crinkled the newspaper before shlepping it all over the trunk.  It's been super hot here in Northern Ohio so I let it dry a good five days before heading back to paint.

So this morning after church and breakfast, I headed to my favorite hardware store...Home Depot!  God bless those employees!  Each time I go they are the nicest people in the world and not one of them has made me feel like a crazy person!  After talking to the nice paint lady about my creation and choosing my colors, she suggested that I use an Interior Flat Enamel paint.  I chose a color called Chocolate Curl (now could I go wrong with that?) as my top coat.  I also chose two other shades to blend in-Earth Tone, which is another brownish color and Dark Cavern that is almost black.  I'm hoping to use the other two colors to blend in to make the trunk look more "barky"!  :)

So here's my tree as of today!

I'm a little worried about the holes I have...but I still think I can make it work with my other colors!

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