The main assignment was to make a calendar page that used the days as part of the
design...and it had to be a minimum of 3 colors....naturally we all used the same
(I use the words "used to do" because this year I only teach one art class, and
have directed myself in other directions--English, Gifted, Yearbook)
As far as how do I find time to do all that has to be done and keep the holiday
spirit? It's real hard, but cookie exchanges help, shopping months in advance
help, and limiting holiday gifts with the family to handmade ornaments only also
helps. (The handmade ornaments are portable, so you can work on them all
year)...my family will tell you that I have taken to going to craft fairs and
buying them on occasion when the going gets too tough, but they continue to make
the ornaments (which I think is cool).
> Hi you all,
> I used to love December, making gifts, getting ready for Christmas. Now I'm
> working 5 days(use to work 4) and I'm paniced. I want to give my kids at
> school wonderful projects and help them have the feeling of excitment and joy.
> And I want to make hand made presents, and send cards with handwritten notes.
> But I can't say Merry Christmas, or any other greeting but Happy Holidays. I
> can't do Santas, or more religious Jewish projects. It's all become a wash of
> nothing., in my opinion. So what am I asking all of you? 1. How do you make
> it meaningful for the kids at school? 2. How do you have time to do what you
> do for friends and family? 3. Can you find joy and have fun? Gail