I really started just to share things we did in the classroom - almost like an online photo album for myself - and when I re-read my earlier posts I can see that I was being very careful in what I wrote. I guess I was a little uncomfortable about putting myself out into cyberspace because those earlier posts strike me now as being very impersonal.
Just over six months later, I'm a lot more comfortable in my blogging skin - and realize that it's ok to just be me. Much as I would love to be a deep thinker, or an inspiring writer... I'm really not and... that's fine. There's room for lots of different types in this world :)
I like talking about my class and sharing our photos and fun times and I like the fact that I've met lots of inspiring and motivating teachers/people. I've made one really good friend on this venture so far and hope to get to know others in the same way :)
So, yes, I like my little blog - and I'm happy with it :) And I think I've just given myself permission to write about whatever I feel like - even if it's nothing to do with the classroom at all :)
But... having said that :) I'm sharing some photos of stage 2 of Aztec construction because it's going quite well!
My poor hubby was drafted to put the roof frame on our Aztec house - I knew his carpentry skills are rather makeshift but they're 100% better than mine so together we got a more-or-less straight roof up. Actually it totally slopes downwards but when all the palm branches are on no-one will notice - at least that's what I've told the kiddies :)
We ran out of wall paper so had to paint more on Friday but the walls are looking good. The kids used up ALL the palm branches I laboriously collected from the bushes around my house on ONE roof panel. I'd thought we would have enough for half the roof but no - my mistake was in giving them control of the glue guns!! The roof looks a bit like a palm tree tutu! :)
|The builders in action|
|Staring to look more house-like|
Meanwhile the miniaturists were making tiny clay pots and Aztec people. I know it's a really blurry photo of the Aztec warrior (and it has the largest eyes I've ever seen! Blue ones too!) but I think it's pretty cute even so. Naturally it has dripping-with-gore weapons :)
|We have enough pots for an army!!|
|I think this is cute!|
Hope everyone enjoys their week - those of you who are still in school and those of you lucky enough to be on holiday already :)