Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Small Change to Make a BIG CHANGE

A couple weeks ago, my Kindergarten students started working on their rough drafts of their Water Fundraising Posters ... we first looked at Fundraising Posters on-line and the children discussed details and colors and how most posters had BIG, BRIGHT, BUBBLE letters! They were a bit hesitant and many said they thought this would be a HARD project!!!

After they were happy with their background picture rough draft, they chose a slogan to write on their poster ... they played with making bubble letters and practiced writing with markers.  On Monday we were ready to conquer our FINAL drafts ... a few children were absent so will have to make up this work during the week.

I popped on the classical music and the kids got their Poster Paper and they began to lightly sketch their background drawing. When they felt ready ... I pulled out the Water Colors and the kids began to paint .... It was wonderful to see their drawings coming to life!  We let the paintings dry and Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, the children added their slogans ....

 Today the children got in 3 groups of 6 and we went to 1 fifth grade and 2 third grade classes.
Each group showcased a couple posters and then announced that tomorrow is WATER WEDNESDAY. (What is that you ask?)
They told the audience that they could dress down on Wednesday if they brought a $1.00 and donated it to the Kinder classes for our Water Filtration Fundraiser.
Each group also told the audiences that the filters cost $52.00 and last 10 years, when properly cared for.
Visit my school web-site if you'd like to see pictures of the kids presenting their posters!

Monday, February 9, 2015


Event season is ramping up ... here are a few upcoming events please share this information with any of your friends who you think may enjoy these events!

Funky Finds is a wonderful event and I enjoy being surrounded by so many talented crafters from all over Texas!  It truly is amazing ....
Saturday, March 7th -- 10am - 5pm
Sunday, March 8th -- 11am - 4pm

The 7th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling is a
FREE 2-day family AND pet-friendly handmade shopping extravaganza.
Over 100 Artists, Crafters, Designers, Authors, & Food Makers
selling unique items that have been lovingly hand-crafted!
Find the event in the Small Exhibits Building at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.
The physical address is 3409 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
These charities benefit from the Raffles ... and Pet Adoptions happen throughout the event!!
Here is the link to go to the Funky Finds Web-site to see a full list of vendors
Wednesday, March 11th -- 11:00am - 11:30am
I will be facilitating story time for pre-schoolers at the
Cleburne Public Library
302 W. Henderson St.
Cleburne, TX 76033
I hope you are able to join me at one of these events!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

MEET Violet & RED!

I love the feeling I get when I have finished a book .... the next most EXCITING feeling is seeing the characters begin to emerge when my illustrator gets to work! The words begin to come to life and I see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

I would like to introduce to you all ... Violet and RED ....

These are the first character sketches I have received and can't wait to share more with you when I can!  Red Goes To Kindergarten will release in early Summer, 2015.
If you would like to make sure you receive a copy from the very first printing -- comment here or email me at thelifeofbud@aol.com