Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday shootout: Green


This is part of the world map in my lounge. I am showing you New Zealand which is near to Australia. This is a much used item in our house. Whenever something happens in the world, we always look at the map to see where it is.

My pet, a green recycle bag.

The kids have fun using my mechanical sharpener. I don't know if they have that much fun when I made them write a " How to____________" piece of work. Actually, I was very impressed with their work. So they must have fun. Now, they want to sharpen all my pencils. We talked about electrical ones verses this one. I told them, in an earthquake, when the power is cut off, they could still use this one. Besides, this one is better because it doesn't use electricity. I use every opportunity to drill into them my "save the world" philosophy. I train them young, the youngest are 5.

I wish I found a 4 leaf one. I scoured my garden, but alas, I wasn't lucky. This one is unusually big, almost 2 inch across.

The contents of this bottle would not be included in a St Patrick's Day Pub Crawl. It is aloe vera juice made in Korea.



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March 18 - St. Patrick's Day! St Patrick's Day is a time for Parades, Parties, Events. It is also a time of fun.

St Patricks Day seems to be overshadowed by the sadness of our Chrischurch Eartquake. Some years, our school encouraged kids to wear green costume. But today, we have a day of memorial, and we are wearing black instead. Priince William came all the way from England to lend his support and had a message from the Queen.

A friend even said, " Why the frivolous? The drunkenness and the pub crawls associated with it."

In my room, I have different hats. The green hat is for creativity. What new ideas are possible.
I teach my kids to think of the possibilities, the alternatives and the new ideas when they write.

So I post something more serious.

18 comments:

DawnTreader said...

I had not idea until recently that St Patrick's was celebrated outside Ireland at all. So I had to improvise as well ;)
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Dave said...

Hope you had a happy St Patrick's Day
Ann - Dave

Shifan said...

The leaf which you published as a 3rd picture is familiar with me. Because there is a separate space to them in my garden & they give additional natural beauty for my garden.

Ginny said...

I have always known you are a very good teacher! We had an electric pencil sharpener and it burned up! Never did work quite right. We think finding a four leaf clover is good luck, too. If you find one, we will often press it in the pages of a book.

Kerry said...

The earthquakes this year surpass all celebration, really.

You found some fun examples of green, good for you, though. I like that pencil sharpener!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Wonderful piece Ann. I still include those folks in my prayers. There is so much disaster in the world it is hard to keep up with. Hope everyone is doing good over there. You asked about the taste of green beer. I have no idea. It is just plain beer with a couple of drops of food coloring. I saw them making it at the restaurant. Blessings
QMM

Marja said...

oh ann I didn't even realise that it was st patricks day yesterday. Hope that you had a good day. The memorial was very moving.
I can see that you are a good mum and a good teacher. Great. I once found a claver 4 and I stuck it my diary. Wish I found one now.

Pauline said...

Love your choices today, Ann.

Sarah said...

Me too Ann!!I think it is wonderful that you encouraged a little celebration..depite the saddness there. Hugs, Sarah

In the eye of the beholder said...

The clover you found is great! Very nice post. I'm so sad about the all the earth quakes there so much loss.

J9 said...

Ann, so glad you were able to post amid the sadness.

Camella Black said...

Ann, glad to know you are teaching your students about saving our world. Love the photo of the clover. Good job!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

I agree that living lightly on the earth is a good thing. You asked if I volunteered at the Conservatory in Seattle. I don't, but many do. You might be surprised if you volunteered at your local conservatory, as I imagine that they very much do want volunteers. A lot of work is involved in those displays!

diane b said...

Lots of green there. Did you know tests have shown that Green shopping bags are high in lead.

Jama said...

I have a few of those green bags too, from NTUC. But I always forget to bring them when I did my marketing.

Doreen said...

you are a great teacher and wonderful Mom Ann. love the clover you found.

Rebecca said...

A 4 leaf clover would have been quite the find!