Mrs. Martell (left) and Ms. Sims (right) both passionate 5th grade teachers meeting for the first time over lunch.
It all started in Mrs. Becky Martell’s 5th grade class at Roslyn Road in 2008. I thought it would be a good idea to do a pen demonstration and history lesson in her classroom with Nancy Olson, editor of Stylus Magazine. Now what teacher would let me bring in lots of pens and inks into her classroom full of 10-year-olds? Well she did. And 2 years later one of her now 5th grade students is on his way to Washington, DC to represent TT Patton at a day dedicated to writing, the Pens & The Post: Collect, Correspond, & Celebrate on May 29th . It’s co-hosted by Pen Collectors of America (PCA) and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.
Meet Augustine Benjamin.
- Augustine Benjamin
He dropped by to say hello and to introduce himself. Augustine wrote a winning essay about the importance of preserving writing in his generation and what it means to him. Here’s just a little of what he wrote…
Augustine's response to "The Art of Writing," and what it means to him and his generation.
Did I mention the entire essay was handwritten in cursive?…a requirement in Mrs. Martell’s class.
I can’t wait to meet the winning student from Ms. Sims’ class! His letter was filled with his young voice.
Biggest event ever at TT Patton this week! If you didn’t get away for spring break, watch your mailbox for a postcard with the details. You still deserve to have a BREAK for SPRING! If you’re on the beach, you might want to put down that umbrella drink and pick up your iPhone or Blackberry and become a fan of TT Patton on Facebook so you don’t miss out! Even though you went away for spring break and left us in 60010, we’re still thinking about you!
What do you need to do? Start thinking about gifts of stationery, pens, and journals you’ll need for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and all those graduates. Or invitations and cocktail napkins for weddings, graduation parties and back yard events.
But this week isn’t the time to procrastinate, because you’ll have only one week to take advantage of this big event; starts on March 22nd and ends on March 26th.
Live in another zip code? We’re sharing the love, so you can take part too! In fact we want everyone to know about the great things you can find in 60010!
Personalized Camp Notes
I think it’s so nice to get a letter in the mail from little pumpkins away at camp. Sometimes they are forced to write by the camp instructors, but sometimes they find a postcard at a local shop and send it home just to say, “Having Fun!” But I’m so excited to find this really cool stationery by Devora Designs, made with kids in mind. The bunk notes include 5X7 note cards and envelopes, nicely personalized and packaged in sets of 25; all in a real cool tin can. Put them in your kid’s backpack as they leave for camp or even on their way to Granny’s house. Throw a book of stamps in the tin can and they’re all set to go.
Personalized Note Cards
This new stationery line comes with 1000′s of designs. Yes 1000′s! So you can personalize thank you notes, invitations, note pads, and even dry erase magnetic bulletin boards called Magulletins! Some really cute stuff, for that young writer who just needs their OWN stationery to write more often.
I couldn’t resist the Magulletin, so I personalized one for myself…now where to put it!
My Own Personalized Magulletin!