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According to the news, local teens are pouring alcohol over their bare skin, setting themselves on fire, recording it, and posting it online. That this is a trend.



Many questions. Is this how self-harm is manifesting in some kids? Is it a cry for attention? Will the framing of this as a stupid new trend that kids are doing (which may be true for some) prevent others from seeing that for some kids this may be a huge cry for…

This ( was a big deal amongst the middle schoolers in our district a few years ago. There are a lot of scares on legs and arms now.

Our kids did the eraser challenge 2 years ago. They took erasers and rubbed their skin very quickly which ended up burning off part of their skin. All to see who could last the longest. Many have scars now.

Middle school kids always want to be the toughest/strongest/best.

Source: positivelypersistentteach

Currently reading. I absolutely ADORE this book, highly recommend.

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Got to make art with my kids at camp this past week. Definitely using some of them for teacher examples for projects. Done working for the summer, minus two days of paid IB training.

Feel real bad for all of ya’ll that are going back to work this week. I still have 3 full weeks to myself, and a week with no students before we start back up.


Some of my work that I’ve been completing with the kids this week. Bonus of having less than 5 campers and a 9-4 art camp— you get to make art too!


And it’s only Wednesday! One student’s work so far this week. They are building such impressive portfolios!


Making art with the kids again today.


Kids did great today! Teaching a camp with 3 kids is magical.


Teaching an art camp this week, I have 3 campers. So I’m working on the projects with them! Feels sooooo good, haven’t made any art in a while.







When do you guys start up again?

First student day is August 13!

I report on the 13th and start on the 18th of August

Kids come…

Now I’m glad we ended so late. Teachers go back the 18th, only 6th graders 25th, first full day with kids on the 26th.

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Moved in to a new place yesterday! Printing out Pinterest recipes for future use (starting this week!) Also finally got a crockpot! Soooo excited to make yummy food in there (that can sit and cook by itself!) First is pulled pork, currently cooking.

What are your favorite crockpot recipes?

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I made the Tim Howard image—going to print it out and keep it in the computer lab at school. Other two pictures are more student work from camp this week.


These kids are doing amazing in my digital palette camp! Some have never touched photoshop before, they are learning so much and are getting so excited about digital art. :)

These are images created through text.


Teaching camp for the summer— 3 weeks. Last week was Duct Tape art from 1-4, this week is a Digital camp (photoshop!), and next week is a general art/portfolio development camp. Pictures soon, maybe.

All of the money is going towards my Lasik surgery which has been officially scheduled for August 13! Teachers go back the following week, students the 25th. I can’t wear my contacts until then…. so glasses for me it is.

I move on Saturday, I will be less than 3 miles from my school (currently I’m about 20-25 miles away), I’m REALLY excited for that. Except… I haven’t packed a lot.

Also, I have yet to get my kitten neutered, which could be problematic as my other cat is a female and currently not spayed….. I literally dread walking in and finding them doing the cat nasty. I do not need more kittens! But it’s SO EXPENSIVE to get cats fixed, sheesh.

And as for my last post— weebly is AMAZING. I have already set up a site. Nothing too fancy yet, the school year hasn’t started! Thanks for all of the messages and comments!