Wednesday, 10 March 2021

WOYWW 614: School's Back

Wednesdays are still coming round more and more quickly it seems.  This is the first WOYWW of 2021 which is a normal workday as pupils are back in school.  I am sharing my desk as usual and joining in with Julia and gang at Stamping Ground - please feel free to join in.  This is also my 1700th blog post!

My desk is fairly normal, sketchbook ready for my daily drawing.  I haven't tidied away the items I used to make a Mother's Day card yet but I will before getting the rest of my marking done - real books rather than online for the first time this year.  

All went well on Monday, the pupils really seemed happy to be back in school for the most part and testing went smoothly.









I have carried on with my daily drawings as many of you will have seen on Facebook.  Here are all the ones from the beginning of March.  I'll be round to visit later or tomorrow morning.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.


29 comments:

Helen said...

Glad the return to school is going ok; long may it continue! it is odd seeing school children walking to school on my own walk to the office! Not many, I think lots are being driven, but still. Love the latest daily sketches. Helen #?

Hublet said...

I do love to see the daily doodles, J can remember many years ago i liked to draw stuff but i stopped for some reason?
Thank you for the comment on our blog x
Hublet #1

Neet said...

I don't know how you think up some of the interpretations for the prompts you have - you have a very active mind - I would certainly struggle with most of these. Well done you!
Glad all went well with school re-starting and the testing. What a strange world school is now to what it was.
Take care Hugs, neet 4 xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Good news to hear that school is back!
Great daily drawings!
Happy WOYWW! Stay safe and keep well!
Susan #6

Lisa-Jane said...

Your caterpillar made me smile! It's probably what I would have drawn myself given the same prompt. It is lovely to see the children go back. I felt quite emotional, such a landmark in hopefully moving in the right direction. My son went off without even saying goodbye yesterday on his first day back so clearly he wasn't feeling the emotion! As always, stay safe and keep smiling, Lisa-Jane #8

Julia Dunnit said...

I’m so glad it’s all gone well, the students will really enjoy having the structure back in their lives, even if they don’t know it...I think it’s what most of us really miss. Happy to hear the testing has largely worked too, now we just wait and hope that Step 2 can be implemented. I would imagine that having the students back actually takes a bit of pressure off you,, and long may that continue. My favourite drawing this week...hidden. Love it.

De serendipity said...

Good to hear the return to school went smoothly and lovely to see you have continued a sketch a day.
Have a great week.
Sandra de@20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I’m so glad that everything has gone ok with the getting back to school, that’s great news - hope it continues that way! I love the daily drawings and wondered how many people would have drawn a caterpillar for the Hungry prompt, probably loads! It would have been the first thing that sprung into my head too!
Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Hi Sarah, I noticed how noise was elevated Monday Morning with Parents and children, laughing and also crying as the walked past my house to school. They all looked very happy in the playground running around with their friends, lets hope this is the right move forward and it doesn't make covid cases rise uncontrollably again. That's an awesome amount of blog posts there's sure a lot to look back on with that number!! Keep up the great work & stay safe.
Happy WoywW Tracey #15 xx

Anne said...

Great sketches Sarah, do follow on FB. My grandchildren all returning to school this week - in stages. Think they are pleased to see friends. Sad that my eldest has missed out on actual GCSE'S. He did take mocks last year and did very well. Teachers are very pleased with him. He leaves in July ( his school does not have 6th form) he goes on to college. Youngest granddaughter leaves primary this year. Good she can spend time there before moving on.
I am glad I have retired from teaching! :-) Take care. Anne x 22

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

1700 blog posts - my goodness! That must be some kind of record, that I won't even attempt to break! At my rate of posting once a week, it would take me 32 years LOL! Brilliant takes on the prompts - you could turn this into a 1000-day challenge! Take care, hope the kids are behaving back at school xx zsuzsa #24

Twiglet said...

So glad all is going well back at school. Listening to most children on tv the thing they all missed most was their friends and being together so you are doing a great job enabling that - their education will flourish if they are in a happy place. xx Jo

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wishing you well with the return to school. Our schools in northern Iowa never closed, all is well. Big cities south all streaming....teachers upset on going back, now sick for 2nd shots. their lists are long. Even refusing our Governor My middle school grandson went back 3 months ago and all is good. I've had 5 friends pass in 2 weeks and none were from Covid. ALL Waited too long to go to a doctor FOR help because of Covid. Spring is just around the corner..70's here the past 2 days and rain last night so things will perk up and green up. Enjoy a good week Sarah.

Felicia said...

Sarah!!!!!! 1700th Blog Post!!!!! CONGRATS!!! I'm lucky if I ever hit that!! LOL I used to blog more than I do and maybe I will get back to that, but once a week is doing pretty good for me! LOL Love your drawing this week. I really like day 4, toooooo cute, and I even like day 5!! I know how that feels! LOL So glad you guys are able to convene back in school again. And that the kids seem to be back on board with it all! I know stability is usually the best thing for children and I am sure you are enjoying getting back to what you love to do!! Go have a look at my blog for a surprise for you today!!! Have a great day and rest of your week! :) Felicia #31

StampinCarol said...

Glad school is reopening. Your "hidden" door reminded me of the movie The Secret Garden. Have a great week!
Carol N #28

Caro said...

Glad return to school is going oK so far. Alex isn't back yet, but had to go in for 20 minutes today for his first COVID test. Loving your drawings as usual. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#18)

Lynnecrafts said...

Glad your school return has been ok. Congratulations on 1700 posts!
Love your daily drawings. I’ve saved your bottle kilns one from last week.
Stay safe and happy WOYWW
Hugs
Lynnecrafts 7

Crafts in the Command Center said...

I think the kiddos over here feel the same way about school coming back. They like seeing their friends and leaving the house. My son is a baseball coach for our local high school and they are practicing even though the kids are not officially back on campus until later this month. Have a wonderful week. Dorlene #34

Spyder said...

I think I'll make two mother's Day cards this year, as I always used to. One for my daughter who had managed through lockdown and working and taking great care of two children in a tiny flat, and one for Lady Pam, who never had children and always wanted them. Always look to see your inktober drawings. Love the caterpilla! Stay safe, Keep crafting, Happy WOYWW?!((Lyn))

Annie said...

Glad the back to school has gone well...I’m sure we will all be glad for a bit of normality now. I love your daily drawings. Where do you get the titles/subjects from each day?
Hugs,
Annie x #11

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Sarah, ooh I smile when I see what you have drawn with the one word prompts because, they are so original to me :) That is exciting news on the school front too. ~Stacy #33

Shoshi said...

Oh I love your drawings, Sarah! I always look forward to seeing how you will interpret each word. This week "sad" and "hungry" were my favourites - you've got a really poignant look in the posture and facial expression on "sad." I just love the continuity of this theme of the little drawings week by week and never tire of it.

Thank you for your lovely comment - so pleased you like how the blanket is going. Still a long way to go but really I've enjoyed every stitch of it so far - it's such a fun project. The Little Ladies (lol!) say "meow" back - or they would if they were awake - Ruby snoozing on my snoozing hubby's lap and Lily in the Land of Nod on my legs below the laptop!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi x #12

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Pleased to hear the return to school has gone smoothly so far. Loving the drawings and it's great to see you managing to keep it up, very impressed and not sure it would happen if it was me doing it. Have a lovely creative woyww, Angela x19x

Crafting With Jack said...

Your drawings are fabulous, I was trying to work out how many years worth is 1700! Well done anyway. Happy WOYWW Angela #21

BJ said...

Glad school is going well, are you in secondary when you mention testing? I've done a home test and a hospital one. The latter was absolutely horrendous for me, I was there over 20 minutes in tears, the nurse was very patient and had to try the throat swab 3 times, don't really think the 3rd one worked so she shoved it up my nose so far I thought my brain was going to pop out. It was so painful too. I'm not happy with the vaccine invite to be honest. Hubby is having a rather bad reaction to his jab, knocked him for six from about 5 hours after it and the following 24 hours. He's been taking lots of pain meds but nothing stops him eating though - LOL. I'm still pondering it all as I can get nauseous even after a dental injection.
Thanks for the visit BJ#16

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, thanks for visiting and commenting earlier - I'm slowly getting around this week. It sounds like the return to school is going really well and I applaud the kids for undergoing the tests - they are not the nicest of experiences. I'm still enjoying your sketches - they're often a witty interpretation of the words. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #30

Lindart said...

The Hungry Little Caterpillar - made me laugh! The drawing of the fence - "lost" I think it was, brought me right back to one of the scariest TV shows of my childhood, I think it was one of those collections of scary stories, like "Outer Limits". This one was of a child walking beside a fence, and he gets pulled into the ground by aliens, who put something on the back of his neck and let him go. Many nightmares later - it was a long time before I could walk beside a fence! Glad things are getting back to "normal" for you, and the kids are glad to be back! Have a great week, thanks for your visit, Lindart #35

Kyla said...

loving the daily drawings. I keep my Inktobers each year hung up on my desk as inspiration (as I tend to go them on tags on a ring) just a few moments of mindful drawing each day is a brilliant idea

thanks for visiting my desk already
kyla

My name is Cindy said...

Happy WOYWW, I am very slow at getting round this week - nearly there!! 1700th post - that sounds like a lot!! Where do the weeks go, can't believe you've been back at school for a week already. Sounds like everything's going Ok - fingers crossed!! See you soon, Stay well, stay safe, Cindyxx # 23