Sept 01

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The symbol we have come to love! The yellow school bus!!

Aug 30

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There they go! Day one is complete.

Aug 31

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Backpack fashion! There are so many great patterns I have seen on the kids backpacks. More to come later, but this one caught me eye on the first day!

Aug 29

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Here are the two Kindles that our library has for teacher and student check out! How cool is that?

Aug 28

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I saw this cute little decoration in our library. I thought it was very sweet for the first day of school!

Aug 27

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Another minute to win it activitiy - empty all tissues from box.

Aug 26

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I must say that this is homemade ice cream and home made sign!! Some really good flavors here. I had King Kong chocolate, banana, and smushed Oreo cookies!! They have a really good pumpkin pecan ice cream at Thanksgiving time!! YUM

Aug 24

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Our teachers wear their union shirts as a sign on unity. We have no contract for this year and the board is stalling on proper negotiations.

Aug 25

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Our teachers get ready to play "A Minute to Win it" They must use the pizza box to fan the eggs down the floor about 30 feet to a 2' square on the floor. Once both eggs are in the square - WINNER!!

Aug 23

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First GoogleApps for Education workshop for our teachers. We are giving all of our students GMail accounts through our own domain. We want them to be able to collaborate on projects this year!

Aug 22

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I know this is a poor quality image, but I laughed when I saw this license plate!

Aug 21

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Aug 21, originally uploaded by rmom352.

If you think this is at the dentist office you would be.....wrong! I noticed this graphic in the vet's office! There is a big display about brushing your pet's teeth! Do NOT use people toothpaste either. Get doggie toothpaste. Do you brush your pet's teeth?

Aug 19

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There are many sites where you can spell words with different images. This one uses icons from various products. When I find the URL, I will include it here, I forgot to bookmark it!

Aug 20

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Barbara makes another plate of spaghetti and meatballs cupcakes! She is really in to this!! THe kids at this picnic loved it. Actually the adults did too.

Aug 18

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Another spring house along Elbow Lane. This is a unique street, as one side is in PA, the other in Maryland. Once you get to the little stream, the right side remains PA!

Aug 17

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I have passed this farm for over 20 years and each time I laugh at the combination of items for sale. Remember we are NOT in Texas, but in PA! The field behind this sign is full of longhorns, goats, cattle, goats and they didn't mention.... emu too. Come on down.

Aug 16

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Going to a school board meeting is like watching paint dry! At least is was at this meeting. The blue shirts belong to our teachers union members. There were quite a few in attendance behind me. You can see the board members at the front. They have microphones, but it still is very hard to hear the board. Audience members must come to the front and use the microphone too. The meetings are videotaped, but I am sure the sound quality is not too good when you go back to listen. We have NO contract for this school year and hope that the board will begin to negotiate in good faith.

Aug 15

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This spring house is located on the farm of our local vet - Nonantum. It is restored from one that crumbled on the site.

Aug 14

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The blob of yellow is supposed to represent one pound of fat on a dog. BUT I think it could also represent the same for a human. hmmmm

Aug 13

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It is really sad that we have to put up a sign telling people not to leave their dog in the hot car! How about people who leave their KIDS in the car!! What happened to common sense?

Aug 12

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All over Chester County you can find spring houses. They were built many many years ago as a place to keep food before we had adequate refrigeration. Often they were located near on on top of the spring on the property.

Aug 11

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Sixth grade students practice how to open lockers at the Transition Camp. Incoming students tour the building, learn a bit about the program and have lunch. This gives them an idea of how things work before the first day of school. Let's just say that the lockers were not as easy as I told them it would be!

Aug 10

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Elvis greets guests at this Stewart's Root Beer shop in Tuckerton, NJ. I used to go to a Stewart's in our town as a teen all the time. The root beer is still cold, and delicious! And the hot dogs are different, but still tasty! Next time I'll have the root beer float!

Aug 09

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Aug 08, originally uploaded by rmom352.

This is the crew who films "Jersey Shore" on the boardwalk at Seaside Heights. They are NOT really happy about getting the skyride to follow Pauley D and Vinny from the show. The cast members are not in the photo. The crowd of people following them swarmed to about 100! We drove around, found the house they were renting and it had several security guards outside to keep the rif-raf out!! LOL!

Aug 08

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Spent a few days at my Aunt Alexis' house in Mystic Islands, NJ. It is on the bay side. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Long Beach Island or about 45 min to Atlantic City. It is a really small but quaint house to spend the weekend on the water or near the water. This was taken by my daughter.

Aug 07

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This is a sign at the Target in New Jersey. There are over 20 parking places reserved for this type of car. I am not sure who checks on this however. I guess it is an honor system, I really should have looked to see who was parked there.

Aug 06

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What can I say! Relaxing on a HOT summer day.

Aug 05

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Our mall has been going through an upgrade for about 2 years. This was the display in Anthropologie an urban style clothing store. They have many types of gift items and books, but the staging in here is very clever. There are some more I will share later.

Aug 04

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This is quite a piece of art. It was parked in Kohl's parking lot and you couldn't miss it when you walked out the front door. It is hand painted. It must have taken a long time to do. Check out the hubcaps too.

Aug 02

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Well back to work today. John and I worked on this pile of computers. We will have them ready for the first day of school.

Aug 02

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Aug 02, originally uploaded by rmom352.

This sunflower was left behind by a bird, so we decided to let it grow up. Right now it is about 5.5 feet and still going. I do not see the seed head just yet. It gets a lot of shade, maybe that's why.

Aug 01

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It's a dog day afternoon for August! The dog in the front is my Lucy. I am dog sitting Emma while her household is in Vermont! These two also get along very well, except for eating time.

July 31

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Tree? I don't think so. I took this photo from a moving car, no I was the passenger don't worry. I have seen quite a few of these around the Philadelphia area lately. Who are they fooling?

July 30

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I decided to take a back road today and this farm is getting ahead of the dryness of the week. I don't know what they are growing, but it is getting hydrated today!

July 29

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My friend Joyce has a lovely garden in the front of her home.

July 28

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I need to read, read, read. I have only read 4 of the books in this pile. So after I finish the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I need to tackle this list!. Most of these should be fast reading.

July 27

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These Canada geese obviously have the right of way in the parking lot!