Just wanted to share a little something from my world with you...

We had awards day at school, which is basically for the kids, but at the end, faculty and staff are recognized for things like perfect attendance.  Well, I wish I could tell you more details about this one, but there's this award that teachers and staff can be nominated for called Star Teacher (for the teachers).  Students, parents, teachers can nominate you.  Every nine weeks grading period, different people are nominated.  I was sitting at the top of the bleachers when one of the coworkers on my team was nominated.  She was screaming and I was screaming for her.  Then she did her little dance all the way down to the front of the gym.  While I was watching her shag her way to the front, they called mine!  What!?  When they call your name, they read what was written about you by the person nominating you.  After a while I kept saying to myself, "Who in the world wrote that?"  LOL  Anyways, I was elated.  It was the first time I ever got nominated for that award.

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So, that was what was on the end of the program.  When my principal was giving the closing remarks, he then said, "Now we want to recognize our new Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year."  Then he called my name!  Was this real?  He later went on to say how I have to get observed by the district and fill out this packet of forms or something.  Honestly I can't even remember all of what was said.  I guess I'll find out later.  But I know it was real because yesterday the school gave me a potted Calla Lily arrangement.  So it's real, y'all!

I called my mom and she was in such shock that she had me repeat myself several times.  Anyways, just wanted to share my news with you all.

Yep, this is yet another 'selfie'.  :-)

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Don't you just love how I'm stringing this along?  lol  Soon come.  :-)

Happy Wednesday,

2nd Annual River Roots Showcase

This weekend I will be conducting a beginner's crochet workshop, followed by vending for the evening during a musical concert held at UNC-Pembroke.

For the workshop, I have created kits for each participant consisting of a beginner's crochet packet, a crochet hook with the appropriate size yarn, and a plastic tapestry needle.  The workshop will last 1 1/2 hours.  Of course I have a small project in mind that I would like the participants to make, but I'm also keeping in mind that although it is a beginner's workshop, the term "beginner" is very subjective.  If I need to change to a more advanced project, I will be ready.  I'm excited to try teaching crocheting in a small group setting because I've been toying with the idea of teaching private small group sessions during the summer.

There are other workshops being offered, all free to the public.  African dance, beadwork, guitar lessons, to name a few.

After the workshops end, there will be a concert on campus.  Vendors will be able to setup outside the arena.  I've decided to vend at this event.  This time I will focus more on the all-natural products I made during the Christmas season.  Lip balms.  Body butters.  Note cards.  And possibly some handcrafted items.