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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Scrapbooking With Jess Success



Tonight was my class through the library. It started slow when only one student out of the thirteen that signed up, showed. She was 11 and a joy to work with. She loves the art of scrapbooking and wanted to learn more. I went over the basics and I did change my outline a bit. She is homeschooled, so instead of a yearbook, we made a memory board at her suggestion. That was really fun... especially since it was of a birthday.




Then three elementary school students walked in with their parents. They didn't have pictures, but I showed them my scrapbooks and walked them through the very basics as the older student worked on her different scrapbook pieces. The young kids just ended up drawing pictures and they wanted me to show them how to make cards. I taught card making somewhat to the younger ones. They enjoyed that and using the stickers. Their mothers loved learning about scrapbooking, though.






They want me to hold another scrapbooking class again. All of them exclaimed that I should do that again. We shall see!


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  1. This is better than I had expected! ^_^ What was the homeschooled girl like?
    I spoke at length with a homeschooled Russian(Princetonian technically but family) violinist throughout high school. (And played with him in orchestra every Sunday. He was concertmaster for a while! Then he went on to study composition at Juilliard Conservatory. Mother and I went to hear his senior recital - then we visited her best friend, whose daughter was learning Chinese through addicting music.)

    Small class sizes are far easier to handle, according to my grad school peers. So I am relieved you weren't overwhelmed here!

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    1. The home schooled girl was very religious, but very friendly and a lot of fun. She likes to craft and gave me some ideas too. I really liked her memory board idea and I might use those if I start working on the college year book I began in 2011. I had people sign sheets that year. She was just a really nice person and a great student.

      They're right! I remember that from the days at my WCU. Smaller classes are MUCH easier to teach.

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    2. That's how they tend to be O_o Good!

      But that doesn't mean we should turn away people who just want to learn ;_;

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    3. Yeah, I'd never turn down people who wanted to learn. Those young kids that came didn't sign up at all, they were just walking by and decided to join in. I welcomed them with open arms.

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  2. I'm glad you had the chance to work with that one student; it must be disappointing turnout is abysmally low. Still, being the teacher, even for one student, is beneficial for you and I'm sure she appreciated it, too. :)

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  3. Although, to add, it was also good when some others, who hadn't signed up, appeared. :)

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    1. Yes! I was happy that I could teach people. The library said this is common with every program...it wasn't just me. I guess people sign up and never bother to show. How rude. :(

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    2. They don't think of it as rude because they don't realize they're wasting the time of others. :(

      Could these pictures also go on a resume/CV or portfolio of sorts for you? They show you working with children and show both you and the children engaged in the lesson. :)

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    3. Well, I don't think I can put pictures on my resume, but I do have one of these pictures on LinkedIn. Tomorrow I have an interview at a temp agency and I'm off to the mall now to do some shopping (interview clothes, sales, swim cap, etc). Maybe I'll buy a flash drive and put these pictures, among other pictures and other writing pieces on to show interviewers what I've done over the years!

      I'm actually going to be working on an Arabic children's book. When I'm done, I want to give the book to the library.

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