From time to time I check exams for Dani. I do the multiple choice, identification and the like. Sometimes, it just rattles the brain what students write in their papers. So I tried to think of a fun and efficient way to tell off students and how to praise them when they do well. I thought rubber stamps with personalized messages and their own cute and friendly monsters will translate well. So I asked Isa Silva of http://maartey.com/ to make the stamps for me. And I'll do the woodwork.
I already had the stamps, but I had no way of putting it together. So I got a wooden shelving kit from True Value, cut it up in to segments so I'll have a box, and some handles for the rubber kit.
Wood can be very sharp, it can have splinters and very pointy ends. Now Dani is a clumsy person. I know she'll manage to cut herself with it. And I can't let that happen. So I got 2 kinds of sandpaper, 1 for grinding out the rough edges, and one for finishing so all surfaces will be smooth. After doing that, I wipe it down with a damp cloth to take out all the wood dust and let it dry before I applied super glue.
Here are some of the stamps
"Check your grammar"
And Dani's famous "nye nye face"
After that, I stamped the back to make it easier to identify.
Remembering the names of the girlfriend's extended family can be very daunting. I should have a Game of thrones like guide for this.
Meet Dani, self confessed nerd and psychology prof extraordinaire.
We share this curiosity for knowing how the world works and for our second anniversary together, we went to the mind museum. Child-like wonder should never be lost as we get older. We should learn something new everyday. About the world, and about ourselves.