Sunday, January 23, 2011

Life is Good!

I am happy to report that life is good!! I finished my report cards...comments and all. I wonder if parents that aren't teachers realize how much work report cards are? I can't do it at school because I need lots of quiet, uninterrupted time. When I write comments, I always want to be careful to think about how a parent would read the comment. Sometimes I think that comments are harder than conferences. At conferences it is clear right away if a parent doesn't understand or has questions, but that is not true with comments. I always strive to send a message that is both positive and true about each student. I like to include a goal whenever possible too. That's all to say that I spent about 9 hours this weekend working on report cards. I'm thankful that I had the time to do them and I'm glad they are done!

My card was made on a night when I was determined to ink up ALL the stamps from my December Kit of the Month from Unity. I'm happy how it turned out. There is actually no color on the wings of the bee...they are all glittery! I had so much fun that night just going with things and stamping up a storm!!

I hope that life is good for you right now!! It doesn't look so great for my Bears!!

Stamps: Dec 10 KOM: Unity
DP: Circa 1934: Cosmo Cricket and black gingham from my stash
CS: Harvest Gold, White: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Dazzling Diamonds: Stampin' UP, Copics

3 comments:

lynn said...

the glitter is perfect for the wings, anne! good luck to your bears--my colts didn't get far this year:(

Lisa Kind said...

I'm a teacher too, Anne, so I definitely know what you mean about report cards! I struggle with finding the perfect comments too and it does take a long time! A sign of a dedicated teacher!

Your card is lovely! My ex-principal always said "life is good" when things got crazy at school! So I always think of her when I see this sentiment!

Sorry about your Bears! :-(

Emily Leiphart said...

This is fabulous, Anne! I love all the yellow and black!