Thursday, December 29, 2011

School projects

Teacher Uly taught the kids how to make lanterns for Christmas and they were extraordinary!

Being a fan of Studio Ghibli, we used "My Neighborhood Totoro" as our theme in English class and all the kids got the chance to take home my Totoro stuffed toy for 2 days. The requirement? To write about their adventures together while Totoro was visiting them. It was a good experience all around and the kids became interested in woodland spirits as well. Good springboard for future discussions and essays!

DIY polybox makeover

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Year coming up!

With cleaning, setting up the house and all, I realize that I need breathing space. Space for my mind to roam on things less than mundane. Found this list on the web that might help:
"1) Looking back over the year, what did you accomplish? List at least 25
things…. Things you have done right… ways that you have grown as a
person, goals achieved (both personal and professional) positive life
changes, special memories you have created."
Monday, December 26, 2011

Vintage photos

Found these gems while moving house. But I love my Supergirl outfit the best.
One of my doodles from my handy-dandy notebook. What started out as a curl ended up as a tree or shrub of some sort. Love my notebook and pens.
Gabbie's artwork from the summer of 2011 at Kids Ahoy!