Monthly Archives: May 2014

I do not seek. I find. – Pablo Picasso



and so we went to find art.


and after we ran so far,

and climbed so many stairs,

we could see the sky.

and there we found

a beautiful stone lion waiting for us.

we must have climbed to the top of the world.


and we were in the clouds.


Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.  ~Twyla Tharp

Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates



it was camping day.

we went outside

and hiked

and looked at lots of stuff

and touched it

and found all sorts of things.


we tried to catch a frog to see him up close.

and if we did we promised we would put him back in his home after.


and we got in the mud.

even those of us who usually don’t like to get dirty.

and we learned so much stuff.

Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.  – David Polis



Anyone who says you can’t see a thought simply doesn’t know art.  ~ Wynetka Ann Reynolds




we learned about artist frida kahlo and how she created images of herself,

with things that had meaning to her placed all around.

here, h shares her collage with our class,

and it shows us

that she loves flowers, animals, sweets, and celebrations of all kinds. 

no words are needed to tell her story.







“Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.” ― Mark Twain



i before e, except after c?

silent e at the end of a word with a long vowel in the center?

at times, who in the abc really knows?


in the recent comedy, ‘bad words,’

jason bateman plays an adult who participates in a kids’ spelling bee

and is required to spell the word,


(the action or habit of estimating something as worthless) 


“The story’s what matters; spelling’s overrated.” ― Adam Langer, The Salinger Contract

image credits: focus features, growing jeweled