Talk of the Trail
It Is Time to Graduate
By Briana Dincher
Another journey ended
A new one will begin
A special thank you to everyone
Who touched it in some way
All of the moments these four years
The good times and the hard ones
Have all come together to mark this very day
When I can finally say
That it is the time now
Concluding one educational journey
And moving on to the next one
Graduation is never a time of sorrow
Rather a time of praise and happiness
Of thankfulness to everyone who surrounded me
The teachers, the staff, the students, the clubs
The National Honor Society
The Talk of the Trails
Will all forever remain in my heart
As the journey of high school
The journey I began four years ago
In 2013 and ended... in 2017.
~~ CONGRATULATIONS FTA GRADUATES! ~~
FTA ART ON DISPLAY
Summer Crafts by Mrs. Briley
Pet rocks are awesome! They are as fun to make as they are to collect.
· Paint (Acrylic paint for poster paint works best)
· Paint brushes
· Magic Marker
· Googly Eyes
1. To begin, go outside into the sunshine, ride your bike, take a walk, and look for the perfect size and shape rock. They can be found on a walk, on vacation, while camping or on the beach, and even in your own backyard. Take them home and wash and dry before painting.
2. Choose your paints. Acrylic paint or poster paint from the craft store works best. Don’t forget paint brushes too!
3. Next, paint your rocks any way you want! When done, let them dry for as long as needed before moving onto the next step. Depending on the type of paint used, this could take anywhere from ten minutes to an hour.
The possibilities are endless! You can create people and animals. You can also make theme rocks (for example, characters from your favorite television shows, rock star rocks, characters from books, etc…) and write a creative story to go along with your collection!
Thank you Care.com for the great idea!
A fun and colorful way to dress up your summer outfit is with washer necklaces! Most supplies can be recycled from around the house or found at crafting stores, Wal-Mart, Target, or hardware stores.
· Washers ranging in size 1.5” to 2” diameter
· Yarn, baker’s twine or silk/suede rope
· Sewing needles with large eyes
· Nail polish
1. Start by painting both sides of the washers with nail polish. Paint one side, let dry, then flip over and paint the other side. Most will dry in a matter of minutes.
2. After the washers are dry, it’s time to put the washers on a string and add beads. This is where you can get really creative! Create a knot around the washer to keep it in place.
Then, thread the open end with the needle and add beads. The more unique, the better!
This is an excellent summer craft to do with your older kids. And they also make lovely gifts for parents, teachers, and special friends!
Thank you Small For Big.com for this great idea!