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Description from Michelle Downy Chick: This is inspired by my (finally!) getting my M.A., by my sister graduating from high school, and my first graduating class at the school I'm teaching at now...and of course our beading friends...I think Little Chicky???


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  1. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    congrats all around…what is your MA in?

  2. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Thank you! Got it in History

  3. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Wow…and congrats again…those kids are lucky to have you :)

  4. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Thanks Susan :) That just made my night…it’s a tough job when you feel they’re all against you…but I just gotta remind myself, they’re just teenagers! They really are sweet kids…but you know how they can be sometimes :)

  5. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    You are welcome Michelle!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    congratulations Michelle. MA is a big accomplishment!

    love the pick and the sentiment! I have a graduating senior myself – so – Boy do I know about teenagers. certainly wouldn’t want to teach them. I’ll stick with my 6 & 7 yr olds.

  7. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Thanks Jeanne! Thanks right–Congrats to your daughter as well (I think you’ve mentioned it was your daughter before?)!

    Lord…25 teens all squished in a room this time of the year is bound to be trouble…but I’m not sure I have the constitution for the little ones! I give you a lot of credit!

  8. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    They can be quite smelly, too! At least, in Texas! LOL! I’ve been telling 4th & 5th grades they ought to start using that deodorant they gave them when they did THE MATURITY TALK. They haven’t taken it to heart yet.

    BTW, LOVE the pick & CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

  9. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    LOL! Good thing I wasn’t drinking at the moment–would’ve gone everywhere! My favorite is boys after gym class…they feel they need to bathe in badyspray…mind you, my classroom has no windows, so coupled with the humidity this time of the year and the zero airflow and the BO to begin with…OH MY GOOD LORD IN HEAVEN!

    Thank you as well!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    oooo-weee I know what that’s like. I once had 10 fifth graders wall to wall in what used to a small office. windowless of course.

    So you have school tomorrow, Michelle? I’m looking forward to a “snow day” (unused)

  11. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    I do have school, but it’s only a half day with the students (professional development afterwards), so not as bad as a regular day!

    But that does remind me as I’m looking at my clock–guess I should go to bed…talk to you later and have fun on your snow day ;)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    have a good day – I’m hoping for some sunshine – Maybe a walk on the beach. and of course — beads.

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    DOG Chick aka Angela says:

    Good Job Michelle and congratulations on surviving! That is awesome. We will be celebrating my son graduating high school this year so I understand about the teenagers! Great pick and again congrats!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Love these colors! I get to start high school next year! :D

  15. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    so Little Chick…you will be in the class of 2013?

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:


    KPJEWELS says:

    Congratulations on your MA and on your gorgeous pick. Way to go.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Nice blues & browns, & I really like the Vintaj pieces you chose! Those rings look fun to play with. And congratulations on your MA!!!!

    I’m loving the “teacher chat”! You ladies have my sincere admiration! To maintain control over a class of any age is a feat in itself, not to mention getting the kids to learn anything. We just had our last day today – WOO HOO!!!

    Michelle, do you teach high school?

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    WOW, congratulations to all…seniors, college grads, and of course to all of us teachers out there!! And there seems to be a lot of us out there… LOL This is just a great place to kick back and relax, and of course make jewelry. I am so looking forward to summer vacation. We only have 9 more student days and 1 more teacher day.
    And girls… I taught 5th grade for 4 years!! They sure do get stinky!!! LOL

  20. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Thanks everyone for all your kind comments! I am so amazed at how many of us are teachers here…beading must be some sort of innate stress reliever for us!

    I still have 24 more student days to go and it’s a miracle I’m still able to teach them anything these days!

    Lol Little Chicky…for some reason I thought you were already graduating! You’re going to have so much fun in HS!

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