Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bookmark, Tags and Junior High Kids

One of my worst photographic efforts ever, but I still love this little Crafty Secrets cherub! I stamped and sponged him and layered him with punched ovals.


I'm doing a series of dead white guy bookmarks. This is John Winthrop. He's dead. And white. Seriously, though, these are cut from a 1947 American Literature textbook. I have a lot of fun putting them together. I reread the history and keep decorations to a minimum, so they are easy and educational. I have actually sold some of these in my Etsy shop, so apparently they appeal to others as well.

I am loving my junior high kids. I like teaching JH better than high school. I never thought I'd say that! I have two HS classes, and my speech class is full of seniors. How jaded, angry and rude they seem compared to my sixth graders. Have they always been like this and I never noticed? They whine constantly about being tired, their school work, the school itself, everything to do with school and each other. Or are my JH kids just so sweet and open and excited that 18 year olds seem especially obnoxious?

Anyway, today I'm grateful for my junior high students-every wild, innocent, wiggly and irritating bit of them!

28 comments:

Noelle Reese said...

You are so funny!
My JH kid has been perfect!!
LN

~amy~ said...

dead white guys...that kind of cracked me up!

great stuff sista!

Carolina said...

Hi Carla...sorry it's been a while since I stopped by, but wanted to come by and say hi! Love your Crafty Secret tags...just adorable and that bookmark...ah too clever and glad you're having fun teaching Jr. High kids and I'm sure they're enjoying your company just as much!

Pat (mspfd) said...

It's always so fun to stop by and see what you have been up to... Love the dead white guy bookmarks! And your Crafty Secrets tags are adorable.

Etha said...

Love your bookmarks, so pretty :)

Linda64 said...

Love your bookmarks and really clever with the educational one.
Hugs

Ila said...

The crafty secret tags are Fabulous..and I love the dead white guy bookmarks!!...Hugs, Ila

Heidi Van Laar said...

Dead white guys...LOL!

Love these projects! Simple and beautifully designed!

(-: Heidi

Nancy (Phantom) said...

Hey Carla! I love your little cherubs and the bookmark looks terrific -- what a great idea!

As far as the high schoolers, I sincerely believe that high schools need to adopt a schedule suited to teenagers' natural sleep/wake rhythms. Some have done this -- started HS classes at eleven or noon.

Anyway, sorry to hear that they are being a pain for you ((( hugs )))!!

Corie said...

This is so sweet -- love it!!

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I love the idea of including facts about the person on the bookmark!
Your dead white guy looks just like one of our Norwegian dead white guys; Petter Dass....