Postcardsby Angie

8 Apr 2009
11:04 pm

Since I know we have readers from several different states, I wanted to pass along a request from my cousin, Becky, on behalf of her daughter’s kindergarten class:

Hey friends,
I’m wondering if you all could do me a favor. My daughter’s kindergarten class is learning about maps and globes right now. They are hoping to get people who live in different states and countries to send a postcard to the class so they can learn about different places and find those places on the maps. I was hoping you could all send a postcard from where you live to Alixie’s class for me. You can send them to:

Mrs. Black’s Class
13717 S. Shaggy Peak Dr.
Riverton, UT 84096

Then if you could just write: To Alixie and class, and then give a few facts or details about the place you live, that would be great! If you could mail the postcards by this Saturday that would be the best 🙂

I would REALLY, REALLY appreciate your help in this, I figure the more postcards they get the more my child will actually learn, so I’m really trying to do my part to round some up!!!
Thanks so much,

Early Morning Seminaryby Angie

18 Nov 2008
12:11 pm

My already high esteem for the youth of our ward and stake has been kicked up another notch today because for the first time in my life I did something that they do all year round: left the house before 6:30am to go to early morning seminary. I was substituting for Mary Coolbear, a friend in our ward who teaches the 15-year-olds (that’s 10th grade, right?). I knew about a third of the kids in the class, and they were all just fantastic. A little chatty, of course, as teenagers tend to be, but very polite and helpful to me as a substitute (it also helped that a couple of the boys know and really admire my husband). No one was more than five minutes late, and everyone was wide awake though the entire class. I was very impressed!

CPR/First Aid Courseby Angie

8 Nov 2008
5:11 pm

One of the many items on our adoption application accomplishment list is to take courses in both CPR and First Aid.  Generally, these classes can be taught by American Heart Association or the Red Cross, which charges a variety of amounts of money (we were looking at a combined Adult & Child CPR/FA course that cost $80 per person).  Luckily, LDS Family Services contracts with the American Medical Response (the people who answer 911 calls and bring paramedics to the scene of emergencies) to give classes a few times a year for just the cost of the textbook – $8.50.

So, we spent over five hours today up in Concord, learning how to give CPR, use an AED, treat burn wounds and snake bites, and package an amputated body part to safely accompany the rest of the body to the hospital.  We practiced on mannequins, baby dolls, and each other.  Our trainer was named Gabrielle, and she made a very long day manage to be pretty fun and interesting. Speaking of interesting – the most interesting thing I learned today: If you are having a pacemaker implanted, you’d better tell your doctor if are a golfer, because that actually affects where they decide to place it! Amazing. Too bad nobody told me that at nine years old…

Business Opportunityby Angie

29 Sep 2008
8:09 pm

Attention, Bay Area choreographers, trainers, & dancers!  My friend Kjelene owns an established dance academy in Livermore and is offering studio space to entrepeneuers who wish to start their own classes, dance crew, or company.  You would not need to consider your classes affiliated with her academy – this is just a rental contract for one or more of her studio rooms.  She can host all kinds of classes, including yoga, martial arts, ballroom, hip hop, Irish folk, hula, etc.  If you want more info – or know someone who may be interested – just leave me a comment or send me an email!

Spirit Danceby Angie

13 Sep 2008
4:09 pm

This morning I attended a new class that Kjelene just started called “Spirit Dance.”  It was fantastic!  Apparently she has been doing a Spirit Dance Ensemble for youth for a year now, but she recently had some adult women who asked if she would begin a class for them.  All the music is Christian, uplifting, and inspiring, and we pray at the beginning and end of class.  The dancing is basically beginning jazz, but because of the prayers and the music, there was a special spirit there.  We’re learning choreography to an arrangement of “Amazing Grace” right now.  Kjelene is such a sensitive choreographer.  I don’t know if we’ll ever actually perform, but that doesn’t matter so much to me – I just love doing it!

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