Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Silverbird Duo Christmas CD, Special 2013 Bob McMillan Commemorative Edi...

this is a video of my friend, Bob  McMillan, who recently past away.  He was a great musician and a wonderful person. Here's a sample of his music.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Education Jokes and Quotes...What Fun!

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx

"What happens when vowels and consonants gamble?" Answer: "They make an alphabet." --Tony Stemke


Teacher: Millie, give me a sentence starting with i.

Millie: I is…

Teacher: No Millie, always say, “I am.”

Millie: Okay, I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.

 
I saw a substitute teacher with his head against a locker. I heard him mutter, “How did you get yourself into this?”
Knowing he was assigned a difficult class, I offered some moral support. “Are you okay?” I asked. “Can I help you?”
He lifted his head and replied, “I’ll be fine as soon as I get this kid out of his locker.”

A friend of mine was assigned a new position teaching English in a prison. Feeling a little nervous on his first day, he began by asking a very basic question.
“Now, who can tell me what a sentence is?”

Driving one afternoon, I rolled through a stop sign. I was pulled over by a police officer, who recognized me as his former English teacher.
He said, “Mrs. Brown, those stop signs are periods, not commas.”

Teacher: “If you had one dollar and you asked your father for another, how many dollars would you have?”
Vincent: “One dollar.”
Teacher: “You don’t know your arithmetic.”


Vincent: “You don’ t know my father.”

Sylvia: “Dad, can you write in the dark?”
Dad: “I think so. What do you want me to write?”
Sylvia: “Your name on this report card.”

I stopped understanding math when the alphabet decided to get involved.
-Unknown

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Create a Summer Craft Center for Your Kids

Keep your kids inspired this summer with a craft room, aka the kitchen table and some shelves brimming with supplies. Fill some shelves with baskets and shoeboxes containing basic art studio supplies plus recyclables, craft supplies (like fun foam, stickers, Play-Doh®, etc.), and fabric scraps. The kids provided the imagination.

If you've got kids at home this summer (your own, your grandkids, etc.), I recommend this list of starter supplies.

  • Basic art supplies like white glue, paint, paper, tape, and beads
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Duct tape (a variety of colors and patterns), painter's tape, electrical tape
  • Corks, lids, chopsticks, spools, jars, empty toilet paper rolls, and other recyclables
  • Craft sticks
  • Fiberfill
  • Fabric scraps and sewing supplies
  • Wire and beads from the dollar store
  • Socks (old ones or socks that have lost their mate to the laundry monster)
  • Wood glue and Mod Podge® (plus heavy gel medium or a glue gun—used with supervision—to mount found objects like shells and rocks)
  • Ink and stamps
  • Paints and cardboard stock paper
  • Old buttons
  • Beading string
  • Discarded jewelry parts
  • Old watch parts

Why not hang a clothesline in your craft room and display summer artwork there? At the end of the summer, you can have the kids frame select pieces and mount them on the wall.

 
Come the end of August when you ask yourself, “Where did the summer go?” you'll be able to point to your kids' artistic treasures and say, “There.”

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Monday, June 3, 2013

FREE Guardian Angel Kids Ezine Self Confidence

JUNE 2013 SELF-CONFIDENCE 

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BOOK FEATURE

Mice in My Tummy by Andi Houdek, artist Kevin Collier

VIDEO FEATURE

Amazing Grace Video sang by a 2 year old Zoei Toh

POETRY 

Confidence Helps Us by Guy Belleranti

SHORT STORIES

The Little Corgi that Could by Shari L. Klase

Camping in the Canyon by  Evelyn Horan

A Walk Across the Street by Juliana M. Jones

A Foot Taller by Bonnie Gratch Lindauer

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All About Me by Sharon Stanley



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Parent/ Teacher Articles

8 Tips for Building Confidence in Your Child  Kathy Stemke

The Emotionally Mature Parent: Building Self-Confidence in Our Kids by Irene S. Roth


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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Poem for Kids


 
 
 
 
 
 “MY MOTHER KEPT A GARDEN”
 
Mother you kept a garden, A garden of the heart, You planted all the good things That gave my life it's start.
You turned me to the sunshine Encouraged me to dream, Fostering and nurturing The seeds of self-esteem...
And when the winds and rain came, You protected me enough-- But not so much I wouldn’t learn To stand up strong and tough.
Your constant good example Will teach me right from wrong-- Markers for my pathway That will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother's garden. I am your legacy- I hope you always feel the love Reflected back from me!
 
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! 2013
 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

One Word Essays



 
                                                                      AWE
COMPANIONSHIP
 

DETERMINATION
 
HONOR
 
 
   HOPE

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Check Out the Banner I Made for my Teachers Pay Teachers Store

This banner is displayed on my Teachers Pay Teachers store.Check it out. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kathy-Stemke
Please consider joining this teacher resource site and following me to se the new products that I offer.
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Guardian Angel Kids FREE Ezine!


The March 2013 issue of Guardian Angel Kids Magazine is now available online at http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/ This month's issue is all about nutrition.

Book Features this month include One Large Peanut Butter Sandwich to Go by Linda Derkez and Rattlesnake Jam by Margot Finke. Poetry, short stories, articles and activities for kids fill this issue. Get parent teacher tips as well.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Do You Need to Jazz up Your Shop with a Custom Banner Design?



If you need a banner made check out this etsy shop. She created the one above for me and I love it.
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Writers On The Move: Book Clubs for Writers and Other Readers

Writers On The Move: Book Clubs for Writers and Other Readers: Two members from my local writers group and I are forming a book club. We decided to get together to read books on the craft of writing beca...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

N is for Necklace Project and my New Jewelry Designs!

N is for Necklace Project for Kids

I've been fighting bronchitis since December 20th. Bed bound, I decided to create some jewelry from repurposed items. Here's what I came up with.








This necklace is made with ribbon, string,
beads, an antique drawer pull, and an antique key.



















This necklace was made from a simple chain necklace as its base. I added an antique shoe clip, lock and key, heart, earring, silver coin and a vintage cameo.










Next, I thought of a classroom project. Half the fun of this project is collecting the materials you want to make a necklace.

Have the kids do some collecting on their own. Here are some suggestions: buttons, tiny toys like cars or dolls, old jewelry (ask mom first), ribbon, string, chains, washers from dad's tool box,or old keys.

The teacher can add cardboard shapes like hearts, circles, squares, dogs, cats, fish, or even abstract shapes. You can have the kids paint or color them or you can use gold, silver or copper spray paint and do it yourself.

Feathers, beads, or painted toilet paper rolls would be handy as well. Punch holes on the top of each roll on each side for stringing and punch holes on the bottom so the kids can hang other objects from the bottom.

Antique drawer pulls or brass furniture parts can also make special feature.

You can make this a two day project, one day for preparing the objects and one day for assembling the necklace. Or you do the prep work and use just one day for the kids to assemble. Your choice.

This necklace was made with two chains, a piece from an old purse and an old piece of jewelry.























This necklace is copper. I used copper chain, beads, bling rhinestone, and a copper pin.















This necklace has an asymetric look to it with lots of beads, different chains and a large pendant.


















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