Friday, February 26, 2010

oh and good news

the daughter has her first acceptance to graduate school. i am very proud of her. mc gill university in montreal is not so very far away, especially after high school in colorado and college in maine. she would be an international student in a french speaking province, and might even get the chance to visit the papeterie st armand. ok, so i would get a chance to visit st. armand when i visit her... not a bad deal!
we finished up the soapstone today in school. i used our school camera, and got pretty poor shots, but here goes. this is a frog, and has wonderful detailing. 
a bear that made this student quite happy. (these two boys are the youngest in our program)
apologies for this blurred photo, but you can perhaps see the detailing on this alligator. far below is the bear i worked on with the students. one thing i love about doing this project AND reading crow and weasel is that the students make the connection to the concepts in the book through their hands. and maybe, just maybe they begin to understand that connection. next we will read a sherman alexie book, either the absolutely true diary of a part time indian or flight. i haven't decided yet. probably the diary because it is so funny, and we need some humor as mud season approaches. 


aimee said...

HOORAY!!!! HUGE congrats and big hugs to hannah!!! YAY! i am kind of jealous. i wish i could go to grad school in montreal. excited to hear about what else comes thru. but that is a fine choice!! and i vote for the diary, too. it's like it was written for your kids!

Velma said...

aimee, seeing your comment just made me think--we could do zines or comics along with the diary!!!! hurrah!

iNdi@ said...

my Pa did his PhD at McGill, and my grandparents lectured in math there [a long time ago]
i wish your daughter happy studies...

Velma said...

small world, iNdi@, or is it whirled?

Virginia Burnett said...

Congratulations to Hannah! I reaaaalllly don't want her to leave the Arts Council but McGill is a great school and she could drop in every now and then. Very nice soapstone, too. Do you need another teacher in your program? :)

neki desu said...

great news indeed. congratulations to hannah!!
don't forget to plan a visit to montreal center of contemporary textiles too.
and the great louise leumieux berube. (and please take photos for me)

Velma said...

neki, these are two things i know nothing about--i will do some research.

ginny, sure!

deemallon said...

congratulations to your daughter! my brother went to McGill and really loved the school, loved Montreal.

thanks for sharing the work of your students, too.

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