Jon and I are returning to Bishop Maginn High School today. We stayed away for the month after the Christmas break because of the rising numbers of Covid. But it’s safe again.
I’m not sure if they’ll be set up for sewing, but I’ll be bringing some soft fleece fabric that Karen sent to me. Maybe we can make it into a baby blanket or a scarf.
Sue said that the first weeks of classes after the Christmas break were some of the hardest days she’s had as a teacher. But things are getting back to post covid normal now.
The last time I was in the classroom Paris, one of the students who has been learning to sew, showed me a painting she was working on. It was a self-portrait of her head in her hands, grasping at her hair. It showed the anguish she was experiencing since the pandemic began. Since then Sue Silverstein put together their annual art presentation that usually hangs in the Albany Plaza.
This year as well as last, it’s a virtual presentation.
The good part of that is that I can share it with you. Just click here to see some of the wonderful art the kids in Sue’s class have been making. Jon posted this earlier in the month and some of the art was sold to people who saw it on his blog. Enjoy!