Wednesday, May 20, 2009

All Work and No Play . . . .

We are all very busy at Teacher's Brunch and Teacher's Discovery proper in gorgeous, sunkissed Auburn Hills, MI. The new Social Studies and English catalogs are well under way, the latest Science catalog is still fairly new, and down the road the Foreign Language folks are putting their latest offerings together.

So, why not throw a party?

Yesterday the hundred-odd TD employees shared BBQ and volleyball to celebrate May 19th. Why May 19th? Well, Anne Boleyn was executed on May 19th. The Tariff of 1828 was signed into law on May 19th, and Marilyn Monroe sang to JFK on a May 19th.

The truth is, of course, we just picked a day and wikied May 19th to find out what we could celebrate. Then signs went up advertising a "Boiling Good Time" and "Scratchy Pants." (Check out that tariff link to catch that joke. That's what we in the biz would call a "deep cut.")

No worries, though. We are still developing some great stuff for you and your students. Just this week our office has seen some new essay type posters pass through, and Nina has a great baseball game that uses excerpts from authors you and your students know to review literary terms and devices. Our German and French culture games soon will be joined by a Spanish cultural trivia game. And there's more coming down the line.

But sometimes, ya gotta barbecue. It's been a long, cold winter, especially in Michigan.

Hurry, Summer!

We've posted some pictures from our little soiree. Hopefully you've gotten some similar weather lately, too!

That's Cleveland, our IT-guru, striking a pose in front of the Eng/Sci/SS building, and making a pretty good argument for becoming a Coca-Cola spokesmodel.

Ryan, newly placed in charge of Wholesale, directs traffic on the volleyball court.

When Ginger isn't lining up her killer serve, she works in shipping at the FL building.

FL buyer Doug stalks the court, while Chris prepares to put the ball in play.

Social Studies Merchandise Manager Alicia actually posed for this picture. Twice.

Project Manager Nina recently road her bike in the Zoo-De-Mac.

Statuesque Vadim prepares to crush a serve (into the net, we seem to recall).

Here's a nice group shot.

Well, all work and no play makes Jack dull, but without work, the lights go off, and that Empires PowerPoint presentation isn't going to edit itself.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to leave comments or send an email to teachersbrunch at teachersdiscovery dot com!

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