Pants: American Eagle, Shirt: H&M, Blouse: Wilfred, Necklace: from Thailand, Shoes: Sam Edelman
Decided to do poetry with my class, severly underestimating the difficult task of explaining poetry and how to create it with little kids. I have a habit of setting my sights really high for projects, and I assume that my students can do anything. I often have the mentality that if I believe they can do something, then they will. Sure enough, after a lengthy discussion and analysis (yep, with highlighters) of many other poems, my grade ones and twos sat down to write their own. Amazing! I was totally blown away by their attempts. Sometimes I feel like there's nothing I can't do with this class. Next up? Haikus. Specifically, for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, which holds a Haiku Invitational. So stoked to see what my lil guys come up with!
Posted by Jessica - at 7:07 PM
Skirt: Joe Fresh, Shirt: H&M, Sandals: Lacoste, Necklaces: American Eagle, and handmade by a student
Cannot believe Spring Break is already over. Only three months left! Makes me kind of sad to think that my year will be up with this class in no time. And so, term three, a chance to do some really creative projects with my kids. We made these recycled rainbows right before Spring Break but I only just got around today to putting them up for display (and I had to let the glue dry, we used A LOT of glue for this project...). This may be one of my craftiest art projects I've done with my students yet. They're sooo colourful in the hallway. Anddd we came back to plants growing from our seeds we planted two weeks ago. Yay! What a great start to the week.
Posted by Jessica - at 8:51 PM
Shoes: Lacoste, Skirt: Joe Fresh, Top: Urban Outfitters, Backpack: MEC
Most mornings I do this: daydream about beaches and sunshine. Most days I do this: walk around my apartment with my new travel backpack on to get used to it. My trip is still months away, but I feel like if I pack and plan now, it will get here faster. If you have any recommendations for me for Southeast Asia, let me know!
Posted by Jessica - at 11:05 AM
Shorts: American Eagle, Shirt: Gap, Sweater: Zara, Shoes: Minnetonka, Bag: handmade, Shades: Ray Ban
Wehoo! The sun came out in Vancouver today and I wildly optimistically wore shorts. Silly me, don't I know already that even though it's sunny out it's still freezing? Damn tricky weather. Nevertheless, it was a good ending to Spring Break, which was far too short for my liking (New Westminster is like one of the only school districts in BC left that only gets one week for Spring Break, boo). But, a shorter time makes you take advantage of every fun opportunity you can get and not let days go to waste. Enjoy your weekends!
Posted by Jessica - at 3:14 PM
Sweater: Anthropologie, Skirt: H&M
So not the printed pants I was looking for, but found this sweet floral printed skirt and have been wearing it repeatedly. And btw, anyone know where I can find some dope printed pants? I know it's like shit fashion girls say, but days like today especially, where I wake up and the sun is shining and I think, damn it'd be a good day to wear printed pants, and then I realize I can't because I don't own any. Just me?
Posted by Jessica - at 10:01 AM
Feel like I've been spending too much time living under a Steveston rock lately, although the presence of Spring Break makes it so incredibly easy to just forget my cares and do whatever. Finally had to come back to reality and have lunch with my mom this afternoon, talk about things like work and school and if there will be an illegal teacher strike or not. But, that only lasted a few hours, and honestly, I'd rather spend my time off in dreamland, whether it's snowshoeing or watching hockey or renting movies, where I can eat chips for dinner and not feel judged, where I can wear the same pair of sweatpants three days in a row and not worry about dressing up, where I can spend my time chillin out with someone who makes me so happy just by doing the simplest things.
Posted by Jessica - at 3:51 PM
Snow in Vancouver doesn't mesh well with the fact that we just planted our plant seeds in class yesterday, but hopefully warmer weather is coming soon. The sun did come out briefly to heat our freshly potted soil, a necessity for horticultural survival that we discussed. Other essentials? Water, nutrients, worms.. and love of course. How do you love a plant? my kids asked. Be nice to it, I said. Take care, pay attention. Plants have feelings too you know. So now, every once in a while, I hear one of my students talking to their plant, or visiting with it near the window, to check up on it they told me.
Individualized seed packets
Personalized name tags
Posted by Jessica - at 3:31 PM
Spring activities planned every day this week leading up to Spring Break. Today, acrylic-painted jars in bright colours and patterns. Tomorrow, soil and seeds to be planted. Only, my students won't be told what they're planting, it'll be a surprise when things start to sprout. They went nuts trying to guess what we'd be planting, wild ideas of what might grow in our classroom garden. It's good to have a little mystery.
Posted by Jessica - at 5:33 PM