Monday, May 2, 2011

Remember the Seed in the Paper Cup (To Dos for Chris from Mom)

This is page 7 of the book I'm making for Chris as he graduates high school. He is in Kindergarten posing by a poster made by his teacher, Mrs. Davis. She says: "Remember the seed in the little paper cup: First the root goes down, then the plant goes up."

Journaling: "Your kindergarten teacher Mrs. Davis, like many others, helped you form those solid roots and blossom. Your parents nourish you and friends bring rain and sunshine. 1998"

Mrs. Davis was a senior citizen then, so talented and loving. I recall the school principal, Mr. King, commenting how he didn't know where she got all her energy. It was clear, she loved children. This is a little tribute to Mary Davis who passed away in 2010.

Mary McIntosh Davis received her education degree from WVU in 1953, then studied art under a world renown print maker in New York City. She taught kindergarten in Morgantown beginning in 1967. She was the first teacher from Monongalia County to be awarded a Fulbright which took her to Scotland. She was inducted into the Association of Childhood Education International Hall of Excellence in 1992. Following her retirement, she helped develop the Morgantown Fun Factory. Chris was lucky to have her in class.

9 comments:

Alia said...

I just loved reading about Mrs. Davis' story and the positive impact she had on your son.

Ilene said...

Such a cute LO and I love the tree. Mrs. Davis sounds wonderful :)

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I just love evrything in here !!!
Your blog is so cute..and the posts so nice ro read...
I´m Folloer now.
Hugs from Brazil
Cynthia

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What an adorable LO. Love how you added the roots to the tree ~ so perfect to go with the quote!

Amy said...

Loving ALL these pages you are doing for your son's book....he will surely treasure this!! And I LOVE that tree with the roots too.....perfect accent!

Lynn Biermann said...

How awesome is this! it is such a great tribute to her & wonderful gift for your son! Love this~ tfs:)

The Scrappy Cottage said...

My hat goes off to wonderful teachers. There job will live on and on in our childrens lives. Such a great laout you did......

Melanie said...

Cindy--what a beautiful tribute! I love looking through your work. Your son is going to treasure his book you are making :)

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Someday I hope to make a similar album for my daughter. I say 'someday' because I still need to refine my scrapbooking style and grow a wisdom tooth. Thanks for the inspiration.