I mentioned before that I was subbing at my boys’ school. Well for the last couple of weeks I have been subbing as the math and science teacher in the middle school section of the school. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous at first since middle schoolers are not known to go easy on subs in general. But I can say with all honesty that this group of kids was amazing. Oh, they tried a few antics (they are kids, after all) but they showed respect and were tolerant of the fact that I tend to skip steps on my math examples. I needed to sub due to a family matter with the teacher. This teacher is truly beloved by her kids and I’m sure that is why they cut me a break. They certainly don’t want to let her down! We needed a sympathy card for her homeroom kids to sign for her and I thought it appropriate that I make one for them. I went to my old standby Because I Care (retired hostess). I love this flower so much!! I also had some leftover retired DSP that seemed perfect as a background. I wanted this to be pretty and still convey the right tone. I inked the flower in Marina Mist and Crumb Cake and added on a shabby bow. I am really happy with the end result. More importantly, the kids liked it and thought she would too.
It is always hard to have to make a card like this but I am so glad that I was able to give an extra personal touch from her class. I can’t say how much I appreciate the opportunity to work with the “big kids” and how amazed I am that so many teachers do this every day with such grace and humor. Frankly…it wore me out!! *smile* I am back to my normal mom status in the school again this week and you can bet I’ll be saying thank you to the teachers even more!
I have another card for you tomorrow. Yes, we did get some snow days. I got a little stamping done, did some sledding with the boys, built a snowman and we kept our power!! All in all, pretty fantastic! I will see you tomorrow. Until then, thanks so much for stopping in!
Stamp: Because I Care (ret, hostess); Paper: Beau Chateau DSP (ret), Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory; Ink: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Neutrals Buttons
Here I am in Colorado with a blizzard in the forecast and all I see out my window is a dusting of snow – I wish WE got snow days. I’m glad you had fun!
Your card is truly stunning. The simple flower in the subtle colors…the paper works perfectly…and the big bow is gorgeous!
A beautiful card that I’m sure will be much appreciated. Glad to hear that you got some snow and went sledding. I got snow too, but no sledding 🙁
I am sure you were amazing in the classroom, Jen! And what a wonderful, caring touch to make a card for the students to send.