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Karen Mitchell Smith
Attended Texas Tech University
Lived in Breckenridge, TX
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So my brother-in-law and nephew came by today and we had a little jam session. This is how most family gatherings go at my house. My main instrument is piano, but I'm relearning guitar after about 30 years of not playing it and only a year or so of lessons in the first place. My husband recorded this on a cell phone, so there is A LOT of distortion, but I thought I'd share it anyway because we had so much fun. 
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Sumac bloom taken on Mineral Wells State Trailway in Weatherford
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I teach a high school credit Spanish I course to 8th graders and have two native speakers in it, who clearly could be doing upper level work, but my school stops at 8th grade, so there is no Spanish II class. I've been giving them alternative work, but they really feel they are just on their own and when I tried to give them a novel to read in Spanish, the boys plainly were upset. My other students are novice low, very basic beginners. I could really use some suggestion on how to handle this. The novice low kids need almost all of my attention, but it's not fair for these other two guys. Help! #langcamp
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That's a great idea. I should be getting those computers soon, then I could do that. 
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Learn how to fix problem light and enhance your vision for your photos in Lightroom. If you’re like most of us, you’ve taken photos from time to time that you’ve had high hopes for, only to realize later on that they didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped. Often what looks like awesome light when …
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Doing what I really love to do...sing! Performing Memory from Cats at the recent faculty musical, Encore.
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Top Shelf Photos has a new look! Check out my website at www.topshelfphotos.com. 
Professional photographer in Weatherford Texas providing senior, boudoir, family, equine, event, commercial and fine art photos at reasonable prices.
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I just loved this article. If you care about the environment or California, not to mention the impact of water waste on our future, take a few moniutes to read this. So well written. Poignant and funny.
I spent three weeks trying to kayak (and walk) down the “most endangered” river in America, California’s San Joaquin; I quickly learned why no one does that
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During the first week of class, my first year Spanish students learn how to introduce themselves, say and ask ages, say and ask how someone is, and say and ask where someone is from. I tied all of this together  (plus a couple of other vocab structures) in a  CI song to the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It. My students have to memorize the first two stanzas and perform it in groups next week as an oral assessment. They love the song and are now working on harmonies, rapping it, and other creative ways to sing it. Today, as I walked into the room, they burst into song for me. It was AWESOME! I'd be happy to share the song if anyone is interested.   #langcamp   #CI  
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Canción de saludos
(To the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It)
Buenos días, ¿cómo te llamas, amigo?
Buenos días, ¿cómo te llamas, amigo?
Es un placer conocerte, mucho gusto,  encantada
Buenos días, ¿cómo te llamas, amigo?

Me llamo Juan Benito, ¿cómo estás?
Me llamo Juan Benito, ¿cómo estás?
Me llamo Juan Benito, ¿cómo estás?  y mucho gusto
Me llamo Juan Benito, ¿cómo estás?

Estoy bien gracias, ¿de dónde eres?
Estoy bien gracias, ¿de dónde eres?
¿De dónde eres tú y cuántos años tienes?
Estoy bien gracias, ¿de dónde eres?

Tengo trece años y soy de México. 
Tengo trece años y soy de México. 
Soy de Cancún, México, con la playa y el sol
Tengo trece años y soy de México.

Soy de los Estados Unidos, me llamo Luz
Soy de los Estados Unidos, me llamo Luz 
Me gusta comer  pizza, y tengo catorce años.
Quiero pasar el rato contigo.
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Spanish Teacher/Writer and Photographer
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Bilingual, copy writing/editing, photography, SEO, Photoshop, LightRoom
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Breckenridge, TX - Abilene, TX - Lubbock, TX - San Antonio, TX - Denver, CO - Weatherford, TX
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Self-employed writer and photographer, who happens to also be a teacher!
Introduction
I am a full-time Spanish and English teacher who has continued freelancing as a writer and photographer in Weatherford, Texas. If you need a writer for web copy, ad copy, magazine articles, blog articles, etc...I'm your girl. If you need a photographer for your event, corporate head shots, commercial products or portraits, I'm also your girl. And I do boudoir photography for women because every woman is beautiful, and sometimes she just needs to let that DIVA out!!
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BA in English from Texas Tech University, Lifetime Teacher's Certificate for High School English and Spanish, author of three books, magazine writer and photographer, bilingual in English and Spanish
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  • Texas Tech University
    English/Spanish, 1983 - 1985
  • Hardin-Simmons University
    English/Spanish, 1981 - 1082
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