i have come out from under a mountain of scholastic book orders and parent conferences to give you a wave. howdy!
the little classroom in the big city is keeping me busy. the chimp above was acquired on a recent field trip.
i've been sketching the contents of my medicine cabinet this week.
playing around with different pens. and sometimes drawing with the paint brush.
i like doing this in the evenings. slowly by week's end the page gets fuller.
i suppose i could make a medicine cabinet still life and capture the whole lot at once, but the higgly-piggly approach is all i can manage right now.
i'm still reeling from the return to working life. i could not have landed in a better classroom though. i am delighted with nearly every child. i finished my first read aloud of roald dahl's the witches today. on monday i begin the lightening thief. the boys are dying of excitement for me to begin as they saw the movie and are familiar with the book series. i also have holes, a wrinkle in time, and several others waiting in the wings. when i told the kids i'd be staying till june now one of boys yelled, "STORIES!!!" at the top of his lungs. "WE GET TO KEEP LISTENING TO STORIES!!!"