I hope that this posts finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. This is a surreal and scary time for all of us. I am trying to focus on being creative now that all of my classes have been canceled. I am sure that I am 1 of many that is feeling out of sorts. I have been posting creative activities on my facebook page. Please feel free to join the fun.
Save those toilet paper rolls. They are more valuable than ever. (:
I was very proud to drop off 80 thank you plaques to CONCERN for living in Amittyville. They will be handed out to the Veterans that live there on Veteran’s day. I personally want to thank all the veterans out there for giving me the life that I have. There really is no greater sacrifice and it is truly appreciated.
Thanks to Driftwood Day Camp for helping me to donate close to 300 cards to Hospitalized Children. It filled my heart to see how eager the staff was to create these cards. I always knew we had a special staff but now everyone can know.
After a crazy busy summer I was also able to give 50 Thank You plaques to CONCERN for living. Teens in Nassau and Suffolk County libraries
created these beautiful plaques so that our veterans can be reminded everyday that they are appreciated.
I want to make a huge shout out to all of the wonderful teachers, parents and librarians that I had the pleasure of meeting in the past 2 weeks during the Arts in Education Showcase and the Performer’s Showcase. It was a great opportunity to speak directly with my clients and see what people are looking for. I got some wonderful feedback on my new programs and some great ideas for some future programs. As the saying goes, it is back to the drawing board for me. Luckily that is my favorite place to be. I am looking forward to working with all of my new contacts!
It has been a wonderful school year and I am excited for camp and the beach!
I would like to thank all of the schools and the art teachers that were so gracious to share their classrooms and students with me. I was thrilled with all of the murals and I just love my day at Mandalay Elementary School where all the students get so creative with recycled materials. A special thank you to my hometown elementary school, Judy Jacobs Parkway. It was an honor to help create a mural in the same school that my children graduated from. To all the wonderful art teachers that helped me this year (Danielle Herman from Charles Campagne, Beth Brody from Centre Ave, and Lauren Moran from Glenwood Landing)..THANK YOU!!!
I am so excited to see all of the kids at Driftwood Day Camp and many of my favorite libraries this summer.
Welcome to my new website! Spring is a time for change and I am starting with my website. Green Earth Craft has made a lot of changes in the past 2 years and it is time that my website reflects those changes.
Although I think about our environment all year, April is the time of year where those thoughts are most popular. This Earth Day think of 1 simple way to help the environment. I am gathering all of the clothes that I have not worn in over a year and donating it to charity. I figure that if I have managed to go a whole year without it, then I really do not need it. The 1 exception is my dad’s old sweater. I may never wear it, but it reminds me of home.
Think of 1 thing you can do and let me know. I would love to add another thing to my to do list!
I just want to say that the thank you cards that I got form Miss Jen’s Kindergarten class made my day!! I had such a good time teaching them how to make a robot bank and I am thrilled to hear that they are actually using them. It is always good to get a head start on the college fund!!
Happy Earth Day! I hope wherever you are the sun is shining and you get to enjoy the outdoors today. I have made a personal vow to start to make the little changes to help my planet. I had this moment yesterday. My daughter saw a plastic bag on the grass and ran to pick it up so she could throw it out. We always tell our children not to litter but what about picking up someone else’s garbage? Just think about it. It is such a simple way to get your kids involved. (Just make sure you have some cleaning soap or wipes handy) . My Earth Day Resolution is to try and teach kids that the little things that we can do really can make all the difference. My girl scout troop has vowed to shut off the water when they brush their teeth. My kids pick up garbage whether it is theirs or not (now if only they would clean up their toys!) I am trying to take shorter showers. For me that is the ultimate sacrifice. If I am lucky that is actually my quiet time.
Try and make a resolution. Most importantly try to make 1 with your children. I’d love to hear your resolutions. I am always looking for new ideas!!
Now go outside and grab a crayon and piece of paper. Lay your paper over the surface of a tree , a leaf or anything else you see and color over it with a crayon. I just love a good leaf rubbing.