With over 650 students it’s pretty hard to make a connection with all of them, remember their names, or even interact with all of them in any given week. Thus, one of the easiest things I could think of to make them feel appreciated (and force me to wiggle my artistic limb) was a birthday card. It’s actually quite time consuming some days–when there are five or so birthdays–but it’s also pretty self rewarding when I feel like I’ve done something extremely clever. There are certainly times when I make variations of the same theme, but I try to make them original and somewhat related to the interests of the student. Here are some of my favorites:
I’ve had plenty to write about, and with the end of summer vacation and festivities I suspect I’ll finally have some time to write about them. Stay tuned.