in classroom news, our first fieldtrip of the year happened this week. off to santa monica beach on a big yellow school bus. we were packed in tight like sardines on a freeway that was barely moving until at last we reached the shore.
everyone grabbed their bucket and trudged off to pick up trash. then we marched off to the acquarium in 2 lines. somewhere in between, everyone devoured a sandy lunch and ran around screeching and playing. finally we boarded the bus bound for chinatown. i may have drifted off to sleep. lulled by the rumble of the engine and the general exhaustion brought about by escorting many 10 year olds to public places.
one of my students gave me some chocolate candy from his country. isn’t the little one with the bears-in-the-forest wrapper cute?
fledgling friday exercises in watercolor and pattern making.
in other news, pamela from san francisco sent me a package which included a book i may use for next summer’s trip to the bavarian alps. also some pretty envelopes, german postage, and other bits of mailart. i had forgotten the pleasure of reading a handwritten letter.
aren’t these envelopes lovely? she takes vintage envelopes and alters them with more postage and stamps. clever!
still thinking about everyone whose lives were blown apart by hurricanes irma & harvey. here’s hoping you’re on the road to recovery soon. we’re all thinking of you and wishing you well.
i’m off to sit at my art desk and do something in my sketchbook. i’ve been so buried in school i barely have time to poke my head up out of the classroom and think of anything else.
but i DID start a new book!
see you soon!