Notice of ‘Request for a Canadian Strawberry Promotion and Research Agency’ via Farm Products Council of Canada (1/4pg ad in today’s G&M - hope their media budget includes SM) #locavores #takenote #quebec
#CanadaPost is back in action! #Delivery! #Chocolate #TeenArt #Prezzie #Thankyou #Friendship #WestcoastNutTrees
"You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot."
Brutal cold and cough in the sparkly season with awesome work projects is actually pretty ok. #cozy #warm #lemon&honey
lay relief letters. Clay is such an engaging material to work with. I want to make sure every grade gets an experience with clay even our kindergarteners. However clay can be hard to manipulate for such tiny hands and many people opt to use alternative modeling clays like model magic. I use to do this to, but I began to feel that my kindergarteners were missing out. So I created this lesson full of small manageable steps (INCLUDING SCORING AND SLIPPING CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!).
We learn how to mold and manipulate clay through guided instruction. We learn to roll spheres and cylinders. We learn to pinch, poke, pull apart and flatten our clay. Then students have the rest of the time to experiment independently.
Day 2: Making an ABC Plaque
Every single step is a separate demonstration, so the kindergarteners are doing a lot of back and forth to the demo table. First students flatten the clay with their hands and rolling pins. Then I trace a square or rectangle onto their clay. They next use a pizza cutter to follow the line and cut out their shape. Next the kids write their letter into the clay gently but big. After they roll out a long snake. Then we score and slip the snake and the letter we wrote in the clay (they do this pretty well, but I do go around and make sure they are scratching perpendicular to the letter and not just dig into the letter). Last they take their snakes and make attach them atop their scored letters.
Sendak’s pictures are so lovely for your (untitled) book! Utterly different from anything he’s ever done — with a timeless, classic quality: You’ll be happy, I know. The little girl is so lovely, and the rabbit is funny, a good combination, I think.
A letter from the one and only Ursula Nordstrom to the great Charlotte Zolotow, who has died at 98. Zolotow authored more than 70 children’s books, including her lovely collaboration with young Maurice Sendak, Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present.
Crazy Cat Lady illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton (♥), one of the entries in Anna Holmes’s wonderful Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things,
Pair with MacNaughton’s fantastic Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology.
Summer Fruit: a packaging objects and photo compilation meditation
From summer cardboard collection + emailed photo from Joyce’s volunteerism activity at Sauble Beach, Summer 2013.
“The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) is an Endangered species. It is designated Endangered provincially (in Ontario), federally (in Canada) and in the United States."
At more than 80 Boston public schools, teachers are moving the classroom outdoors. Read more [Image: Christian Phillips Photography]