Monday, August 12, 2019

Back to School {Door Hanger}

Today was my first day back to school, and the students arrive on Thursday, so it is time to add my newest Back to School acorn to the front door. New Orleans artist Cynthia Kolls did it again! She took my idea, added hers, and created a one-of-a-kind work of art. The bottom of the acorn is simply painted black in chalkboard paint. I can change the text easily. At the top, Cynthia created the marbled notebook effect. What a great idea. The addition of ribbons and chalk add some whimsy to the design.

Between you and me, I'd rather have the blue heron of summer on the door. LOL!

Back to School, y'all!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

SADDLE UP for a great year {POLO: Classroom Theme}

As many of you know, I am in my tenth year teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science at an ISAS school in Lakeview, New Orleans (It is actually my 30th year in education.) Each year I come up with a different theme. This school year the theme is inspired by the Ralph Lauren Polo emblem and is incorporated in many of my boards and displays. "Saddle Up", "Giddy Up", and "Lucky Us" are the phrases I've used to carry the equestrian-inspired theme. The star of the show is the mascot designed especially for me featuring a scientist in his lab coat, goggles, and meter stick galloping on his horse. It is a perfect take on the POLO emblem.

Take a look at this year's classroom theme.


Science Hall:


Past themes: Click on each link to view!

Science Is a Beautiful Subject 2018

Giddy Up, y'all!

Monday, July 29, 2019

#guiltypleasure {Succession}

Succession on HBO is my summer guilty pleasure. If you have not watched binged, you need to add this drama to your must-see TV list. 

Although he has no plans to step aside as the head of Waystar Royco, the international media conglomerate controlled by his family, aging patriarch Logan Roy is contemplating what the future holds. He has lingered in the limelight longer than even he thought he would, and now family members want to run the company as they see fit. Despite a best-laid succession plan, tempers flare over Logan's intentions. Kendall Roy, Logan's eldest son from his second marriage and a division president at the firm, is the heir apparent. As Kendall attempts to solidify his eventual takeover, he and the three other Roy children face a difficult choice as company control and family loyalties collide.

There are many ups and downs, highs and lows in this suspense- driven drama series. When family is involved, you never know what will happen.

Bring on Season 2.

What are you watching this summer?

Succession, y'all!
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