This week is an assortment of photos I should have taken and photos I actually did take.
I was just googling and canoodling along the interwebs and came across this amazing Maira Kalman illustration. Then, of course, I immediately bought the book for $1.65 on Amazon. I’m sorry, Indie Bookstore that wanted to charge me $27. Normally I do buy from you, but I just couldn’t right now because I’m poor. I should really write a full letter of apology. Please don’t judge me harshly for this, book snobs of the world.
Being inspired by The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh I took a few photos of flowers this week and this is my favorite. I love how the flower veins look like butterfly wings.
I’ve been looking everywhere for classroom materials. This one just fell in my lap. Mockingbird Lane, just in time for the end of To Kill a Mockingbird. If you haven’t read this book, READ THIS BOOK. I thought I didn’t like it in high school and I just re-read it to teach it next semester and it’s wonderful, truly a gem.
After a good storm in North Carolina (not sure this happens everywhere) the sky becomes this brilliant yellow color. It’s the yellow of old photograph edges, and the stains on postcards that your mother sent as a child. This is the reflection and the clouds.
I think the caption says it all.
I have a book blog. What would be my favorite part of the Olympics (OHMGEE, when JK ROWLING read Peter Pan – HOLY BOLOGNA). Obviously I think Alice should have gotten more credit than Mary Poppins, but what a spectacle when Poppins just came floating out of the air on her umbrella end. I would have liked to see what each of them had in their bag (lamps, dog, a wheel of cheese…).
We’re all that girl who was under the covers with her flashlight dreaming of eerie creatures and fantastical literature.
This week Chronicle Books sent me this awesome Darth Vader READ poster for my classroom. I don’t think a teacher can get cooler than a Darth Vader READ poster. If Darth doesn’t inspire reading, Voldemort is their only hope.