Friday, April 10, 2009

Thank a Teacher

Do you know what these are? Yes, they are cherry blossoms, but they are made out of tissue paper. Aren't you impressed?

My kids brought them home from school last Thursday. Yep, you heard me right. Last Thursday was a 1/2 day and they have been out of school ever since. Someone call Guiness, I think it is the longest Spring Break in history. Good thing they showed up bearing gifts! I have to say I was thrilled with their cherry blossoms. I am afraid the picture does not do them justice. I tried several spots around the house, but it didn't get much better....I should have styled the picture a little better, added a stack of books or something...

Here's another attempt.....
The art teacher at our neighborhood school (Forest Hills Global Elementary), Sharon Schwartzlander, is amazing!!! The art my kids bring home just blows me away. She was nice enough to e-mail me instructions and I am going to make a few more branches. I sure do love a craft! I'll let you know how it turns out.

These paintings were from kindergarten; I think. Watercolors
based on van Gogh's "Starry Night". Love them!! I may have an unfair advantage since I have twins and get two works of art know I love things in pairs.

Another example of creativity at work. Ceramic Dinosaurs. These guys have moved several times around my house. They were happily perched on this side table until a certain one year old knocked them to the floor. They are now safe and sound and living on a higher shelf.

Are you lucky enough to have an art teacher that sends home work you actually want to display? I am! Thank you Sharon.

P.S. I hope you and the other fabulous teachers at Forest Hills are having a great Spring Break! You deserve it. I am a little shaky but hanging on....


  1. You make me laugh! We have a fab art teacher at Selwyn, Panze Roberts, who also inspires my kids to do pieces that I am thrilled to display. And I too have a Starry Night, done by Lily at her art class outside of school. Cherry blossoms? No!! Please tell me how to do these. Eloise and Lily would love it!

  2. The Cherry blossoms are beautiful!!! I'm so impressed.

    Tricia - Avolli


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