Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Designer Bags and Current Events

Current Events


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While wrapping things up for the school year, I'm often at that odd juncture where I'm looking forward & backward at the same moment in time.

The seniors graduated last week. As part of their "sendoff," I gave them bound copies of the newspapers they produced during the school year. They, in turn, gifted me with the most unusual keepsake.

The bag above is made out of some of this year's student-produced papers. My cherubs collected some gems, then sent them off to a company that puts these things together. The bag, about the size of one of those cloth shopping bags that one hauls along to the grocery store, is equipped with sturdy shoulder straps. And for those of you who wonder what would happen if Mrs. Scribe were to get caught in the rain, the newspaper is laminated, so not so readily recyclable.

I, of course, am always looking for tschotskes to add to my collection. I gifted my own self this week with an item that is both unusual & handy.

The orange-ish horn sitting on the table next to my designer bag is a South African Vuvuzela. Those annoying stadium horns that form the soundtrack of this year's World Cup are actually long, plastic trumpet gizmos. I don't know a single teacher at Our Humble High School who owns one. Of course, my Vuvuzela was made in China, are are, apparently, 90 percent of the ones we hear buzzing on the telly during each football match.

Can't wait to face a classroom of 40+ journalistas next year. Budget cuts be damned...I'll show 'em how to manage a crowded classroom! Quite the attention-getter, correctamundo?

21 comments:

Amy said...

Cute bag!

Forty students at once? Yeesh. I was in that trig class that had fifty-two for a while. (Incidentally, that's probably as large as the largest class I ever had in college...hooray for small schools.)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Incredibly interesting picture!
It caught my eye!

Happy Tuesday!
~B xx

Jeanie said...

Very good picture, and a really great gift from the seniors. 40+! That will be a crowded classroom for sure.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I love your bag!!! And the horn, ugh!! DO NOT TELL THOMAS WHERE YOU GO IT!!!! He's antsy to get one.

I hope you have a fantastic summer and can relax after a long year of cherub molding!!

Ruthibelle said...

Oooooh!! I want a vuvu too...

HappyChyck said...

The bag is thoughtful and AWESOME!

Forty journalistas? In a crowd that large, how many of them will try to blend in and (mentally) check out?

Tracy P. said...

Fabulous bag!! Cool horn! 40 kids=uff da!

Regina said...

I have a bag made of pink colored newspaper. And it looks really nice.
The horn is cute.
Great post.
Have a lovey week.

Susie said...

What a neat gift!!

Tara R. said...

A very cool bag, and a thoughtful gift.

I would love to be a fly on the wall the first time you use your attention getter.

quilly said...

Do you know my Amoeba? He also wrote about your horn last week!

Love that bag. How cool and creative!

The Blonde Duck said...

I would be so obnoxious with that horn.

Together We Save said...

Wow - that horn would make me crazy as would 40+ kids in a classroom. I guess I sell insurance for a reason. LOL

Rosidah Abidin said...

Lovely gift from the seniors! My 6 year old son would love to have your Vuvuzela, but I am blessed that he has not ;). Good luck on your new class and have a wonderful day.

Christy (Columbia Lily) said...

cool bag! I got a screaming flying monkey this year that I would shoot across the room to gather attention....I have also used an African rain stick, which has the double benefit of being a large intimidating stick. =) last day today!!! WOOT!!!!

MommieDaze said...

That bag is fantastic! How thoughtful of your students.

Andrea said...

The bag is so cute! Yes, I agree, that horn will command some attention!

LadyStyx said...

That is actually a pretty cool bag!

cat said...

That bag is stunning! I can not believe you bought a Vuvuzela! We have banned them from the house - gosh the noise! And you know, it's a nightbird too - they "sing" the whole time.

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