Friday, November 2, 2012


This fall has been a whirlwind and today was no exception. Today was my last day at Randleman Elementary School. The students and staff showed me such kindness and such an outpouring of love! The second graders surprised me by bringing me a magnificent umbrella with all their hand prints painted on it.  They were all waiting outside my door to say a big goodbye.  The first graders also surprised me with a big goodbye and the sweetest signs that said "Mrs. Podracky, we will miss you."  Each student created a mini self-portrait on the signs, so I will always be able to remember them. I will miss my sweet little tigers and my wonderful co-workers so much.

 I am moving to a school that is closer to home and getting to work with another great colleague from graduate school. Next week I start work at North West Guilford Middle School. I am sure that I will come to love the students and staff in no time, but today I celebrate my sweet elementary students and experiences at RES. The picture above was drawn to show me getting swept up to my new school by a big tornado! Here are more samples of my elementary student's brilliant work from this fall.

Jacob Lawrence Inspired Action Art- 5th

Jacob Lawrence Inspired Action Art- 5th

Jacob Lawrence Inspired Action Art- 5th

Architecture castle with Rapunzel- 1st grade

An amazing "Henri Rousseau" tiger drawn by an artist in 2nd grade

A portrait of Mrs. Podracky- 1st grade