Well, I haven't been posting this week because I've been caught up in an effort to reverse some radical decisions being made by our beloved (not) principal at Eliza's elementary school. To make a long story short, they needed to cut 3 teachers from the school because the predicted enrollment fell short (they don't require pre-registration here) and instead of combining small classes and minimizing the damage, they're shuffling at least a hundred kids here and there, switching teachers and creating a big confusing mess. School started at the end of July here, so they were already in the groove with their classes and now they're being uprooted and transferred all over the place. Eliza's wonderful teacher (who has been with her the whole time since kindergarten, as they move up from k to 1st grade with the same class and teacher) is being sent to another grade and Eliza's class is all broken up. She is being sent to a different 1st grade teacher whose own 1st grade class got shuffled away, only to get an entirely new set of 1st graders. Go figure.
We were told of the changes on Tuesday, and they began splitting everyone up the very next day. Not all of the teachers involved, let alone parents, were asked for input. Needless to say, lots of teachers, parents and kids are very upset and we've been trying to figure out what can be done. It's the latest event in a long line of poorly executed decisions by our principal. Gotta love it.
ANYWAY, needless to say I haven't been doing any creative projects this week. Just lots of letters and meetings. Soooo, to make up for it, how about another giveaway?
This is a (bad photograph of a) print that I reproduced from a watercolor painting awhile back. It looks better in real life, don't worry! It's a reproduction printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, signed and numbered by me.
Let's see, how about I draw a lucky winner next Monday, September 8th? Deal. Just leave a comment on this post and your name will be included in the drawing. And, just for fun, I think I'll go back to the terms of my first giveaway, where if you send someone else over here to enter and they mention you in their comment, your name will be entered again! The more the merrier. :-)