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Card making, rubber stamping techniques and project videos for papercrafters

I just had to share this story with all of you.

 

I teach 6th grade English, in a rural district, south of St. Louis, MO.  My students are hard to reach at times.  They love to talk about anything and everything...believe me when I say anything and everything!  Whew!  I have heard some stories!

I have tried so many tactics to help control behavior and excessive talking.  The tactics work for a while, but then the kiddos get bored with it.  While trying to put my brain to sleep one night, it occurred to me that to control behavior, I needed to find something that interests the kiddos to hold over their little noggin's. Well, I did indeed find what I was looking for!

My kiddos now earn the right to watch a GinaK StampTV video during tutorial/academic support time...hehehehe  You should hear how they talk about the videos and they can't wait for the new videos on Wednesday and Friday.  They have proclaimed that GinaK needs to make a video for everyday of the week.  Their interest amazes me! 

They talk about how they think GinaK should have embossed this or that.  They are amazed at all of the entries into the challenges.  At times they are critical, but find a positive in every entry.  They are growing a stronger vocabulary from the terms used in craftying/stamping. 

We will soon be doing "How to" essays/speeches and they all are required to use a technique from the GinaK StampTV videos to complete their essay/speech.  They are so excited about it, instead of the normal dread that is associated with giving speeches.  I am excited for them!

We are going to make Mother's Day cards when I get up the courage to bring in my GinaK stamps.  I plan on doing a "respect and taking care of other's belongings" lesson prior to that day.  Hey, I'm not a dummy!..hehehe  Have a great day!                                                             

 

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have" #craft #quote

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WOW!  Tina you are such a wonderful teacher!  What a great way to reach out to your students!  I applaud you!   Those kids are lucky to have you.....and Gina!  You get a Gold Star!!!

You are a genius my dear, simply a genius. It really excited me to read that your students were so enthralled and enchanted with Gina. They will probably always remember the videos. And who knows, you may have some budding artists there.

What a great idea to introduce kiddos to crafting -- Gina K is the perfect choice!  Kids are blessed to have you as their teacher.  This hit 'home' with me because I am originally from a rural town south of St. Louis.

What town is that Sue?  I am originally from Potosi.

Sue Pratt said:

What a great idea to introduce kiddos to crafting -- Gina K is the perfect choice!  Kids are blessed to have you as their teacher.  This hit 'home' with me because I am originally from a rural town south of St. Louis.

I would have loved to you as a teacher, or even my kids teacher!!  I brilliant way to get the kids attention.

We were further South - Poplar Bluff.  Still go there to visit on occasion and will probably retire there some day.

Oh okay.  Years ago, my grandmother was in the Lucy Lee Hospital down there.  My mother was raised in the

Van Buren/Winona area so I am familiar with it.

Sue Pratt said:

We were further South - Poplar Bluff.  Still go there to visit on occasion and will probably retire there some day.

I was so moved by this story.  You are an exceptional teacher!  I think it is wonderful that you are opening up a door for your students to something that is so enjoyable to many people.   You can never go wrong when you spark that creative spirit.

Thank you Sharyn for you kind words.  I am always looking for ways to bring out the creative spirit in my students. 

Sharyn Polesel said:

I was so moved by this story.  You are an exceptional teacher!  I think it is wonderful that you are opening up a door for your students to something that is so enjoyable to many people.   You can never go wrong when you spark that creative spirit.

aawww..Thank you Susan!

Susan White said:

I would have loved to you as a teacher, or even my kids teacher!!  I brilliant way to get the kids attention.

Thank you Donna!

Donna said:

WOW!  Tina you are such a wonderful teacher!  What a great way to reach out to your students!  I applaud you!   Those kids are lucky to have you.....and Gina!  You get a Gold Star!!!

Thank you Judy!  
 
Judy Woodland said:

You are a genius my dear, simply a genius. It really excited me to read that your students were so enthralled and enchanted with Gina. They will probably always remember the videos. And who knows, you may have some budding artists there.

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