1.30.2009

FriDaY FuNDaY ~ propriety


When I taught second grade, I nicknamed the days of the week. For now, I'll leave you guessing on the first four. Friday Funday was my favorite because we stepped outside of the box and had an interdisciplinary creative explosion. The results of these activities amazed me, inspired me and taught me a lot about being true to my self and trusting my intuition. I loved displaying our projects at the end of the day. It was always a delightful surprise. Like little bursts of genius were sprinkled at my Reebok'd feet & bloomed like magic. Those Fridays are responsible for most of my favorite teaching memories. I wonder if the children remember them.

We've all been under the weather for the past few weeks and Scout is of the mind it's a grand scheme to force me to slow down a half step. Perhaps that is how this idea had a chance to nudge its way in the door. On Fridays I will share the little things that bring us joy and inspiration. I hope you'll find yourself smiling, touched and inspired, too. It's Friday. Let's have some FUN!

Ingredients: One favorite film, two weeks of exasperated sighs, inspiration, fate, vintage vocabulary cards, laminating machine, heart hole punch, ball chain

Makes: This fabulous recycled necklace with special meaning. The word propriety is front and center in one of her favorite What's Up Doc? film quotes. Judy Maxwell {Barbra Streisand} defines it a little differently than our Vis-Ed card. Visit THIS CLIP to see what I mean. The clip is 9 minutes, but, never fear, you will be rewarded {and excused} with comic genius in a mere 2:45 total. Trust me. It's delightful.



"Don't you know the meaning of propriety?" Eunice. {Madeline Kahn} What's Up Doc. 1972


Now for a few questions. What do you think of the Friday Funday Feature? And how do you like my newest product? I will be creating and selling these necklaces in my new joonwalk etsy shop soon. Oh! How cool is this? The film takes place in San Francisco and we did not realize that Scout was wearing her SF electric trolley tee shirt today until we started taking the photos. I love fate. ox joon

11 comments:

~*~Pearl~*~ said...

Oh how awesome!! I LOVE it!!!

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

I feel like watching Babs' movies again. Thanks for reminding me of these gems of movies. I Loved her musicals the best---Hello Dolly, On a Clear Day...

Beth said...

LOL I started watching and then after the 9 mins I realized it was only youtube..haha, I love all her crazy movies.
Thanks, this feature was fab.

Chauncey said...

haha, I've never seen that movie but I'll have to.
Thanks joonie!

Sixsisters said...

We all need fun !

Diane ~ said...

I love your FRiDay FunDaY!!! (& I'm sure your students still remember them too!) Love your necklace idea! bet these will be Very popular! :)

jstinson said...

I missed this on Friday Funday. Here it is Moody Monday! Nice blog and love the new necklace...you are so clever!

thewildhare said...

Love it Joonie!

sweetb said...

first of all, I wish I could eat the lemon bar from the slide show right off the screen right now... I have a few Meyer Lemons and can't get off of my computer to make them... second.. ha.. I want some good "interdisciplinary lessons" for our second grader!!! xoxo

sheasy said...

I love the idea of wearing a propriety pendant with a scandalous pendant at the same time. Adding this movie to my queue.

Melanie said...

Hi Joonie!

"What's up Doc" is one our favorite movies too!!!! One of the funniest I've ever seen! :-)