Went to work hoping Alex would have some drawings for me. Walked in and saw a packet of eighth grade drawings - really terrible ones. Saw Alex and he said he had seventh grade but that was all. I asked him to round up some classes so I could have a drawing session for the still life art test. I got fourth and fifth, and they were fun. I gave them a big long spiel about drawing and textures and using their pencils and tightrope walking and entering the zone where one concentrates and how a drawing should be interesting to look at, foremost.. They were groovy and did some nice drawings. There are a couple of quite possible arty types. Alex, spurred on by my example, thinks he can do the remaining classes by the end of the week, at which point I'll execute a drive-by and pick them up. This is phase 1 - to see if some potential students pop up. One girl who is rather good is a new student - so this drawing exercise is useful as we found her. I told Alex he would be, in effect, looking for those artistic students all year as he will be teaching art classes to all. Sad diminishment in student art skills - they had been really excellent when I was teachinng them all. Ah, well.
We have a principal! It's Mr. Yazzie! I've never met him, but he arrived this year to teach grade seven. So - gained a principal looking for a teacher.
After thinking that because school has my fingerprints I didn't need to be fingerprinted again - but according to the receptionist (who is new although not to me as she worked at school years ago) I am to go and do it again. This time it's FEDERAL fingerprints she said - so I must look out my federal fingers.
Stopped on the way home and got an Asian salad at J-in-the-boite as I hadn't had any food in the house.
Logged in to am IM from someone wanting a custom design on an outfit. Did that in between trying to TP to a Katrina fundraiser. Finally got there but was too crowded, so I didn't try to get back in after crashing.
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