Certificate of Occupancy

From 1958 comes this Certificate of Occupancy statement. Every school had one posted somewhere.

Notice the different quotas for males versus females in shop classes versus in home economics!

It is amazing to think that for 60 years this particular document has not been touched….

 

Here are close-ups.

Arty Books

I met an art teacher who showed me some beautiful handmade books she had created. I especailly like the accordian one.

 

Fish

I was working in a multiple-school building (I think there are four mini-schools in this one building) and I saw into the custodian’s office.

office fish tank

office fish tank

I took a closer look. It is a salt water aquarium with beautiful tropical fish.

tropical fish tank

tropical fish tank

This one was my favorite.

favorite fish

favorite fish

SWAT

I just finished six weeks of SWAT — Students Will Ace Testing — in preparation for the New York State mathematics test. Everyday in one of two schools, working one-on-one with targeted students. We focused on particular math topics that were discovered to be the most common topics on the tests for the past five years. I hope the students that I worked with did well.

SWAT

SWAT T Shirt

Why did the Partridge Cross the Road?

Why did the partridge cross the road?¬†Because it has been hanging out on Kane street off of Henry. On the way to 368K on Monday and Tuesday, a strange-looking, fat, baby bird crossed my path on Kane street. It was so out of place. I managed to snap as many pix as time allowed. After sending ¬†a birder friend of mine the cell phone photos, he told me it is a Chukar Partridge, probably escaped from someone’sbackyard pen, intended for the cooking pot.

Chukar Partridge

Chukar Partridge

Chukar Partridge

Chukar Partridge

Chukar Partridge

Chukar Partridge

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