Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sky Watch from my School Window!

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. 
~Sydney J. Harris

What if man were required to educate his children without the help of talking animals.

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. 
~Lily Tomlin as "Edith Ann"

Happy New School Year to all of us in 
the school of life!
There's more to learn about the skies around the world


Gale said...

Wonderful quote for your picture!

Diana said...

I like your window Maria, it is very teachery!
Love Di ♥

Dianne said...

I am a children's book nut--I ordered "I'm In Charge of Celebrations" just last week and received it yesterday. I read it out loud to myself as I had done so many times to my former students.

Byrd Baylor is the author--an incredible picture book about the desert--

There weren't any talking animals in it but yes, how would we educate without those.

And speaking of Charlotte's Web--there is a gal on line who has a blog entitled "Charlotte's Web Log. I'm finding that not everyone knows that "blog" came from the last four letters of web log. I think that is the cutest name for a blog.

Love your window and I bet your precious students do also. Have a great year.


Ms.Cupcake said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comments! I just bought my niece a book I loved as a child and she read it in 2 days! Judy Blume is so great :) Have a great week!!

myletterstoemily said...

good books are the best teachers! you
picked my favorites!

Cláudia Murakami said...

Always a fine tour I find here, Maria!! So enchanted and full of deep thoughts in a truly soft way!
Be fine, sweet Maria! Bela.

J Bar said...

Good one.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Linda said...

Oh yes Maria, happy new school year!! I think I would love being a student in your classroom. I pray the Father's richest blessing on you and your students this year.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love children's books. I was so glad to have the little grand boys so that I could buy them again! I could spend hours in the children's section of the bookstore!

koralee said...

I just know you are the BEST teacher ever my friend...your classroom is filled with LOVE!!
The first week almost behind us and I must say I am tired!!! So much to do....

I am heading your way next to Minneapolis for a week to help out at the Creative Connection Event put on by Where Women Create..I leave on Sunday!!! I was so blessed to get the time off but I am soooo tired trying to get everything ready for school..home..driving arrangements etc. for next week. I will be in bed early early early tonight.

I am sooo happy to hear about your sweet dad...he must be so filled with joy to have that sling off.

Blessings sweet one!

Linnea W said...

What a creative way to share your skies!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch photo, thanks for sharing

Happy SWF! Have a nice and wonderful weekend,

Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 9

It's me said...

So wonderful .....happy new schoolyear love love Ria....

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good morning Maria, such cheery and happy post again. I had never heard of that first quote, now I will never forget it, it's soooo true! You have the best school year. Loving the sweet apples on your window, fun to knowing now where you'll be looking at when being in your class room.
Have a happy happy weekend, filled with lots of joy! xxxxx

joo said...

What a lovely window - it must be really friendly school Maria:)
Have a great weekend!

Lori's page said...

Lovely quotes and pictures, thanks Maria, you've inspired me again, and perked my day! Love, Lori xxx

Barb said...

Have a productive and fun school year, Maria. I do remember that excitement, and now I see it in my Grandchildren's eyes.

Rimkogeren said...

Thanks for your comment and good school year to you.

After a good and long life as a teacher I enjoy my retirement.

francis said...

Maria Maria you always make me so happy with your comments on my blog.
Yes I did that too ! Was a mom at home and enjoyed every minute of it , all of it . My first one was born in 1979 . No computer and no blogging for me in that time.
I enjoyed to see them grow and discouver the world and being individuals , After my son Valentijn there was Anna in 1981 and Elisabeth in 1983 and Thomas in 1987 . I also worked parttime at first when there was a teacher ill . When my husband left me ( unexpected !) and did not pay me and the children a dime ! I went to work full time . Was not easy in the beginning but working at school means same holidays and so on ..... So we managed and they became wonderful persons and I feel very rich and blessed .
I also loved the contact with the other moms ( some of them ! ) and sharing lots and lots of tea talking about LIFE .
Now we can Blog and enjoy new friends . Like you are to me .
Have a peaceful weekend .

LadyFi said...

A wonderful window and lovely thoughts!