Tomorrow is get acquainted day for a new group of kindergartners! Where did the summer go? It seems like just yesterday that it was May and I was frantically trying to get everything done. I have been staying until 8:30 pm every night this week but am happy to say that we are ready!!! I can't wait to meet our new students tomorrow. I just love my job!!!!

This summer I worked on a sketch of my daughter. I still haven't finished it but thought I would let you see it. Okay, so I am no Picasso but I love to draw almost as much as I love teaching kindergarten!


  1. Anne // August 12, 2010 at 10:35 PM  

    Your daughter is lovely! You are very talented! We are all ready for school to start. My daughter will be in 1st grade.

    Glad to see you on here! Looking forward to more posts from the VKT.

  2. Cheeseboy // August 12, 2010 at 10:40 PM  

    The sketch is amazing! I still have two weeks.

    Enjoy your day tomorrow. Nice to have you back in the land of the blog.

  3. Shell // August 12, 2010 at 10:47 PM  

    Where has this summer gone? My oldest has kindergarten orientation in a week and a half. So exciting!

    It's been a crazy summer. I feel like I'm behind on everything! Miss talking to you!

    Gorgeous pic and drawing of your daughter!

  4. Annesphamily // August 12, 2010 at 10:53 PM  

    You are such a wonderful person. I love the enthusiastic attitude you have.I am glad someone truly cares for our kids! Good luck with the new school year. Time passes quickly doesn't it?
    You are quite a wonderful artist. I love the picture. I wish I had the talent.
    Have a great year and keep in touch. Anne

  5. Oka // August 12, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

    How exciting that you will be able to meet your new students. When does school officially start?

  6. Over Yonder // August 13, 2010 at 12:41 AM  

    Very nice!! I have always loved to draw but I cannot do a person unless it is a cartoon hahah. I do animals and landscapes. ;) You have talent.

  7. Bernie // August 13, 2010 at 1:00 AM  

    Welcome back, you were missed.
    Enjoy your day tomorrow, those excited children will be fun.
    ......:-) Hugs

  8. Susan Fields // August 13, 2010 at 6:52 AM  

    Your sketch is beautiful and so is your daughter! Thanks for sharing it with is, it's really lovely.

    I hope you have a wonderful first day! It's always so exciting. My two older kids just went back to school this week, my oldest daughter had her first day of high school and said she loved it. :)

    Welcome back - you were missed!

  9. Lauri // August 13, 2010 at 7:14 AM  

    You do some seriously great drawing. I love it!! Have a great year, my friend. Praying for you and your students!!

  10. Phyllis // August 13, 2010 at 8:02 AM  

    Welcome back and I love your sketch. It is beautiful!

  11. He & Me + 3 // August 13, 2010 at 9:19 AM  

    HOpe the get acquainted day goes well. Your daughter is just beautiful..

  12. Teachinfourth // August 13, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

    We still have one week left of freedom…then it all ends. I am looking forward to a new class, but at the same time I wonder just where the summer has gone as well.

    You are a MUCH better artist than I am.

    Enough said.

  13. Theresa Milstein // August 13, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

    Kindergartners don't worry about being Picasso. Neither should adults. It's a beautiful sketch, and your daughter is beautiful too.

    I hope the first day back is off to a good start!

  14. Marlene // August 13, 2010 at 10:07 AM  

    Holy smokels - you are talented!!!!!

  15. Saimi // August 13, 2010 at 11:24 AM  

    Ah, I hate the end of summer! We start on the 30th! I know once I step into the classroom it will be as if I never left.

    I love summer too much for it to become a memory!!

    Quite the talent you have there!

  16. ellen // August 13, 2010 at 11:40 AM  

    Good job, Pamela! The eyes are the hardest to do and you captured them perfectly! My compliments! Nice to see you back!

  17. Heather@Mommy's Hiding! // August 13, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

    So glad to read you again!! I've missed you :)

    My son moves onto first grade this year, hopefully it's just as wonderful was kindergarten was for him!

    That drawing is gorgeous!

  18. RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild // August 14, 2010 at 9:58 PM  

    So good to see you back here! That is an incredibly realistic drawing. You captured your daughter's beautiful face - her smile and her eyes- perfectly.
    Best wishes as you start a new school year.

  19. Steadfast Ahoy! // August 15, 2010 at 2:56 PM  

    Back to school already???? We are late, but our "summer vacation" starts this coming Friday. I am pretty sure hubby is as eager as I am to get away. Can't wait.

    Remember, kindergarden teachers make a HUGE impact on little tykes. You can make it or break it for them in the learning-to-love-school department. I am 60 years old now and I can still remember Miss Parslow, my kindergarden teacher. Bless her heart.

  20. Adrienne // August 16, 2010 at 10:45 PM  

    your daughter is beautiful and that is a lovely sketch ...I hope this year brings you joy and fun with your new group of kiddos

  21. Stacey // August 17, 2010 at 10:06 AM  

    AWESOME JOB!! Welcome back. Can't wait to hear the stories. Ethan in 2nd grade! Had to write sentences and miss some of recess yesterday - the first day!! Praying you don't have an Ethan...but he is such a blessing when he is good!!

  22. Bluebird49 // August 19, 2010 at 10:50 AM  

    Great sketch! That used to be a passion of mine--I could really get lost in it

    Wonderful to hear of you loving your job--you will leave so much of an impression on these children. As a grandparent, it's good to see such enthusiasm in a teacher.

  23. Kyrstin // August 19, 2010 at 11:34 PM  

    Wow, great job!! My son starts kindergarten in 2 weeks - he is very excited!!

  24. ava // August 20, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

    Wow, you are an amazing artist!

  25. Chote Ustad // August 20, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

    I personally feel you an expert in your field keep up the good work.

  26. Stacey // August 24, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

    Ethan still writing sentences :-) Checking in to see how your week is going!

  27. Bits-n-Pieces // August 28, 2010 at 10:44 AM  

    Happy Back to School Week!
    We just finished our first full week (and our 7th day of class). I've only got 18 students in my 1st grade class so far and I'M LOVIN IT!!! (we've had 24 the last few years). Mine is a great group of kids, I think I'm in love! Hope your's is going well, too! Can't wait to swap stories with ya!!

  28. Rachel W. // August 30, 2010 at 8:27 PM  

    Your daughter is beautiful and your sketch is great! You're defiantly talented!

  29. Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! // September 2, 2010 at 11:36 PM  

    I know your school year has kicked back in, like mine has! I thought of you today while teaching my daughter and thought I'd stop in and say HI!
    Your daughter is beautiful, as is the sketch you are making--didja finish it?
    I hope you got a great group(s) of kids this year!
    Blessings to you!

  30. Teresa @ ♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥ // September 9, 2010 at 6:00 PM  

    That is awesome! She is really beautiful!

    WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, GF??? I thought you fell off the face of the earth! And I was sad. :*(

    I'm so glad you were back. I guess you've been really busy with school. I have been REALLY sick and in a lot of pain for the last few weeks, so I haven't been visiting around much. I'm so glad I stopped by today and saw you had at least posted a couple of times a little more recently. I hope you will be back again soon and that school is going well.

    Send me an email if you get a chance so we can catch up!


    Teresa <><

  31. Anonymous // September 30, 2010 at 4:04 PM  

    Hi Love! Long time, no see! You have serious talent! This sketch is super good.

  32. Debbie // October 2, 2010 at 5:01 PM  

    just checking in on you....I sure miss seeing your smiling face. I bet you are very busy these days. All is well so far this year in school....we are really working hard with Jack and worked the entire summer, so he is on track for a good year!!~

  33. Choices // October 6, 2010 at 10:53 AM  

    Just wanted to stop by to say hi! All summer, I have been laid up with bunion surgery, so I have not been doing too much blogging. Now I am back for awhile until the next one is done. I hope all is well with you and you will return.
    Your daughter is beautiful.
    Hope the school year is going well for you. Subbing has been slow so far, but I get calls here and there, but I do have one for all next week! Yeah!
    Take care.

  34. GutsyWriter // October 12, 2010 at 12:01 AM  

    Nice to hear you love your job. And to draw as well. I agree, time flies.

  35. Marla // October 14, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

    You have a real gift. Hope you are doing well.

  36. Teachinfourth // November 15, 2010 at 10:42 PM  

    And to've got artist AND teaching skills! Talk about being versatile...