Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It Takes A Lot of Guts (October Afternoon 9 to 5)


No matter how hard I tried, even using different locations, I could not get a great shot of this layout. It's probably a good thing though, because if you look too closely you'll see Alexa dissecting a frog.

Alexa's teacher sent me this photo the morning of the dissection. As an animal lover, Alexa was opposed to doing it (and her teacher knew this). We talked it over many, many times and she decided to do only what she could handle, whether that be observing, doing a "virtual" dissection on the Smart Board or leaving the room. When she left for school that morning, I never expected to see a photo like this! I got all teary when I saw it. I was so proud of her for overcoming her fear. She loved it so much, she didn't want to stop when the time was up. She wanted to check out more of the organ systems. Who knew?
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17 comments:

  1. *phew* she is braver than me!!! I got permission NOT to do that in class (yes I am an animal lover... but for me, it's because I have the WEAKEST stomach...can't handle anything gross! lol!!!)... I love your lo!!! LOVING the colors, the layers, the tabs... just FAB!!!

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  2. I really didn't want to dissect a frog in high school either, but then found I was able to do it. She definitely is brave because I think the dissection classes were the worst!
    I love that line and I love that you were able to use it for something so totally different then what it was "designed" for :)
    As always, fantastic layering!
    And your photo of the layout actually looks fine on here. But I know what you mean about getting good photos!

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  3. super layout! how awesome the teacher sent u this photo!! awesome

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  4. OK..the teacher must be a scrapbooker! LOL! VERY cool that she has overcome her fear :) Maybe a future doctor? LOL! Wonderful page btw - love how you backed it with black cardstock!

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  5. what a great Lo. OA of is one of my favorite lines and don't use it near enough. You did an awesome job on this. loving the B/W photo!!!!

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  6. Great layout - I love the mix of colors an the story.

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  7. Yep, I'm glad I can't see the photo too well, and I'm glad we don't get made to do that here in England! Your page looks fab, I love the title. x

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  8. ooooo very fun and great memory to perserve. I remember the frog dissecting. love the title and the design rocks. love how the colors pop off the black.

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  9. Great layout! Love all the tags but ewwww, gross! j/k. I really like all the layering.

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  10. How nice that the teacher sent you this picture! And WTG Alexa for overcoming her fear and actually enjoying the lesson! GREAT page! I really love the dark background!

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  11. Those papers stand out so great against the black! Cute combination.

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  12. Oh my goodness! What a fun title and a fun page. I love how the black makes everything pop!

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  13. Many years ago.... We saw a movie on the front and dissected grasshoppers. Gues we wee a poorer school lol. Great layout

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  14. Love the layout! I love the story it. I'm proud of your daughter too! Way to go!

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  15. I love teachers like this and so glad you shared this story!! Understanding, giving kids their space, yet celebrating their bravery and even snapping a photo! Great page to highlight this!

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  16. Great documentation and story. LOVE the title. How awesome for the teacher to send you a photo. I would have had no idea how to scrap it. You did a wonderful job!

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  17. Forgot to say: I love this unusual use of 9 to 5!

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