Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 31

San Francisco marks the 77th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge this week.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 28

Maya Angelou has passed. The world is a lesser place because of it.
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
She did.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 27

My grandchildren celebrating with their other grandparents. They're awfully cute!

Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26

Memorial day. We honor those who served that have passed on. My father-in-law was a WWII veteran. He was a fine man. He lays at Eternal Valley in Newhall, CA.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 25

Rena & Tony had a going away party. They are moving to Australia! G'Day Mate!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 24

My nephew Jonathan & his fiance Casey participated in a Story Corp project at the Seattle public library. It's a really wonderful recording

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 20

Took our movie team to a well-deserved celebration dinner. Their PSA received 2nd place in a state-wide contest. I'm very proud of them!

Friday, May 16, 2014

May 16

The assignment is called, "You Are What You Eat". Students used food items to realize a self portrait. I think the results are terrific!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May 14

Students create art from food. They are using beans, rice, cereal, and pasta. They are using them whole crunched, and ground.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


My students do an assignment where they write a word using shapes and symbols that inform the meaning of the word. Here are a few good ones.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

May 9

I ran across a couple of photos from our trip to Boston & Cape Cod last summer. Madi came along as her graduation present. It was a grand time!
On the Cape Cod railroad.

Subway flying in Boston.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

May 8

We had a catered teacher appreciation lunch yesterday. It was delicious!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 4

Sharon & Frank came over for Frank's birthday. I cooked a sumptuous dinner!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

May 3

Takako & her parents, Haruo & Yoko, spent an afternoon at our home. It was a lovely time & they were very gracious.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 1

I built a bench for our psychologist. She uses it as a therapy tool and friendship builder.