Our state was hit very hard by Hurricane Sandy, especially along the coast. Eighty percent of our state was with our power. We were only out for 3 days, but many are still out. There are people who lost their homes and all of their belongings. Many of the people who live along the coast are in shelters or are with friends and family indefinitl . It will be a long process to build the Jersey shore back up but it will be better then ever have no doubt!
If you have seen the show Jersey Shore but have never been to our wonderful beaches PLEASE do not judge us by that show!! I have terrific childhood memories of making drippy castles on the beach and eating ice cream on the boardwalk by the amusement rides. I have continued to share these summer traditions with my family and I hope they continue it with their children.
As you know the storm hit Monday night. We have been out of school all week due to the lack of power. I am looking forward to going back to school and to seeing my students! As we all know art is a great way to get out your feelings. I am sure this kiddos have also of unsure emotions inside them right now. I hopped online today to get inspired from my blogging peeps and wham there it was.. this is going to be my lesson with a little hurricane sandy twist... http://ourartlately.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-spectrum-of-our-personalities.html
Ms. Davis from we heart art blog thank you for inspiring me on a day and week that I was not feeling much inspiration!
One other note... I had an idea about collecting art supplies and school supplies from my bloggers and their schools to donate to a local shelter (sayreville, NJ). This was one of the very hard hit areas during hurricane sandy. Would Any of you be interested in having your schools or your students donate art supplies to send? You could ship them to my school and I will take them to the shelter.
James Monroe El. School
7 Sharp Road Edison, NJ 08837