Wednesday, August 24, 2005
The First Day of School!
One down, 174 to go! There's something really life-affirming about the first day of school--fresh beginnings, growth, new relationships, hope. Older children who've shot up over the summer. Tiny children who will grow inches in the next nine months...I felt choked up as I stood by the carpool door watching them leave today.
My Professional Motto for the Year:
Live each day FULLY. . . Savor the sweetness. And teach with your Whole Heart. (And, try to be a little more organized.)
Fifth and Sixth graders are starting "Mummy Miniatures," a small acrylic painting on paper of an Egyptian pharoah coffin. (Yes, I've changed my mind again and decided to do a few ancient art things before we move to Giotto--at least w/the older kids.) The finished paintings will be about 9" long by 3" wide and coffin shaped. I think we'll mount them on black matboard to add some drama. Should be fun! The kids always like having a reason to use the "tiny brushes." And I think there's something particularly interesting about making a miniature.