Friday, April 29, 2011

Welcome David

David recently joined the 3rd grade class!  He is so fun to have around!  Welcomd David we are so glad you are here!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Baby Quilt #5

This is baby quilt #5.  It is for our friend here who are sports enthusiasts.  Happy Birthday Noah Robert.  We hope you love this quilt forever and ever!  :)

A paper pieced sports quilt for Noah Robert!  

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Katie asked us to teach her how to make empanadas.  We happily obliged but warned her that we are not professional empanada makers since we are both of European/German decent!  :)  Here is the yummy-ness in all of it's glory!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

All-Day Read in

Another activity of book month is an all day read in.  It is a lot of fun.  We all wear our pajamas and read our favorite books outloud and silently.  The kids make 'tents' to read in and we have a grand time.

Monday, April 18, 2011


International Family Fun Night is always one of my favorite evenings of our school year.  We get together to celebrate the many different cultures within our ICSV community.  We experience cultural dress, food, and talents.  It is a blast and so fun to see everyone in their country garb.  Americans are quite boring compared to all of the fabulous outfits from around the world!

Namibia and Ethiopia

South Korea and Ethiopia

South Korea

United States of America and Zimbabwe


The Netherlands (Holland)


Friday, April 15, 2011

Book Costume Character Contest

Book Month is in March at our school.  There are several fun activities to encourage reading and creativity within our elementary student body.  One of my favorite activities is the costume contest.  Here are a few pictures of the cuteness and creativity.

Brittany from Alvin and the Chipmunks

A Bug's Life - Butterfly

Baseball player

Michael Jackson

Olivia the Pig

Soccer players

Patrick Star from Spongebob Squarepants

The Mouse from If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

Pinkalicious from the book Pinkalicious

King Tut's Mummy

The cutest little Mario I have ever seen

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Welcome Erik!

Welcome to the 3rd grade Erik!  We are so happy you are here!  You make us laugh and are so smart!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Views of Krakow

Krakow is a cute city.  There are a lot of historical buildings and it is all just beautiful to be able to take in.
The castle

I loved the color of these buildings

The fabric market which has been turned into a touristy market

I met a man.  He gave me flowers! I think he is a keeper.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Always Remember

We traveled with some friends to Krakow, Poland for Energy Break.  While there we visited Auschwitz.  It was a moving experience and one that I will never forget.

The registration building at Auschwitz 1

I found a Brunker who was a prisoner at Auschwitz.  That was shocking to look down and see that.

The poison used to exterminate the prisoners at the "showers"

Pictures of Polish prisoners.  These pics lined many, many walls.

Auschwitz 2 - barracks

Registration building at Auschwitz 2

The bunks

Sorry it is blurry.  more bunks

Size of the train car used to transport prisoners to Auschwitz 2

This is a memorial to all that died.  They have many of these all lined up in all of the different languages of the former prisoners.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

An Accomplishment...

I have been working on this for quite some time and finally success!  There were several times where I thought it was printed wrong and therefore impossible.