Some people make going to work fun just by being unique, supportive individuals. My colleague T. J. Sanford, who began his career as a student teacher in my building, and who teaches math, and Introduction to Statistics through the ISU Early College Program, brightens our halls with his creative teaching methods and by celebrating life in fun ways.
|T.J. looking spiffy as he visits my room w/ his cart of goodies.|
On his "HALF BIRTHDAY" T.J. celebrates by wheeling a cart loaded with treats around our cavernous building and he stops by classrooms to greets us with goodies. T. J. visited my room this morning, wearing his Mr. Rogers T-Shirt and party hat, to plan his visit during my 4th period Communication 1101 class, which he has supported vigorously through the years.
T.J.'s HALF BIRTHDAY is such a momentous occasion that his students join in the celebration by wearing stickers with T.J.'s picture and a variety of fun T.J.isms. They have time to prepare for the celebration because T.J. builds the day into his course syllabus with an entry that reads: HALF SANFORD DAY, a day marking the half-way point to his next actual birthday.
|HALF SANFORD DAY Sticker Mania.|
A day when T.J. visits my neighborhood in Lower B-Hall really is a "beautiful day in the neighborhood." Happy HALF BIRTHDAY, T.J.
|T.J. judging culinary creations in Foods. w/ some other colleagues: Ted, Kevin, Velda|