Monday, October 18, 2010

School Visit

I had a great time at Rose Warren Elementary School this morning. I talked to the first graders about geography and Alaska in particular.I gave them each a "Color Alaska with Grandma Joy and Grandpappy Happy" coloring book.And color crayons which were donated by a local resturant. They were very attentive when I talked to them and they loved getting the book and crayons.
I also met the art teacher who invited me to come back ( as an artist) and talk to her class about oil painting.
Our children are little dry sponges just waiting for "good moisture for their brains". And I for one will do all I can to try to contribute to helping the teachers any way I can. I hope you will join me by volunteering to visit your local schools.


  1. You make a cute Grandma Joy. Congratulations on a job well done. Keep wetting those sponges...


  2. Thanks Don, you are always so encouraging.
    I had such a good time. The kids are great .

  3. Good for you! I'm so glad there are wonderful artists like you, who give their time to encourage children.

  4. You are doing a great thing, Grandma Joy! On behalf of the kids you're teaching/inspiring, I'd like to say a hearty "thank you"!

  5. Thank you Bonnie and Deborah.
    I have learned something interesting though, and it is that the reason parents are not teaching their children geography is, they don't know themselves. So I'm going to start a blog for adults to learn U.S. geography so they can teach their kids. What do you think ?