Before all the craziness began, I was gathering my materials. I had looked all over for a clipboard, because if there is one thing I had learned from previous field experiences and subbing, it was that I need a clipboard. It keeps me from scattering important papers about the room while I'm busy meeting the needs of 15-30 diverse little individuals. Well, I looked and looked and couldn't find anything I liked—so much plastic chevron print with a ribbon on top! So then I found a clipboard/folder/notebook made of chipboard at Target and I made it my own with a rubber stamp. Then I colored all the flowers I stamped with colored pencils—so fun and relaxing! I love the way it turned out, and the little ones at school would notice it and ask, "Did you color that?!" Coloring—it's how you cultivate street cred with five-year-olds.
|My cheery clipboard.|
Some photos from my day on the trail: