Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
No matter how you spell it I hope you find plenty to be thankful for!


   

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Brattle Books

Paperback writer, paperback writer.
Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?

It took me years to write, will you take a look?
Paperback writer, paperback writer.

{The Beatles -- Paperback Writer}

I finally got to the Brattle Book Shop downtown. It's one of the oldest bookshops in America and is tucked along a narrow street off the Boston Common.

Brattle Books is most known locally for the stacks of books kept in the lot beside the store. Cabinets line the brick walls and weather permitting carts of books fill the lot. 

So much character. So much history. So many books!


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Monday, November 20, 2017

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 47

The Good:
In this month's addition of TSB runs for carbs (#TSBrunsforcarbs)...ran for a gf maple glazed donut this weekend....SO good!

The Random:
We're studying landforms in social studies. The kiddos had this worksheet in their homework packet...this came back on one....insult to injury is that plane/plain were phonics words!

The Fun:
Well...I am officially in Boston Marathon training! We had our first team meeting Tuesday night and it was great to meet people and get to know the ins and outs of the team. We had our first group run Saturday and it was great to get out and start the trek to Boston with the team!
I'm getting closer to my goal raising important funds for my towns libraries -- please if you feel inclined donate to my race --> TSB Runs Boston


   
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Scav Hunt Sunday: Math and Maps

Art:
I love infusing art into social studies - last week we made huge world maps!

Brown:
 There is something about those deep rusty browns.

Gift:
The gift of coffee. Enough said.

Fun:
Expanded form addition has always been the hardest task to design centers for - until this year - I made this great hands on expanded form task and the kids ate it up!

Vintage:
A little macro of an old stamp.


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Friday, November 17, 2017

November Randoms v. 1

 ghost plant...orange clouds...fallen leaf
halloween plants...inverted chairs...google earth
looking back...yellow mustang...rusty bit
 holiday cup...dinner time...turning leaf
walnut street...glue sticks...grey squirrel 
clothes pins...map making...fresh coffee
baked oatmeal...brown lock...sun rising
flat tamar...castle hill...poker red
vintage stamp...choose kind...libray day


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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Black and White

I was challenged by several folks to do the 7 day black and white photo challenge. I didn't want to post 7 days in a row....so here they are!



   

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Castle Hill

Over the castle on the hill...
Over the castle on the hill...

{Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran}

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate has been on my "too see in MA" bucket list for ages. It's a gorgeous property up in Ipswich, overlooking the water.

It was a summer home to the wealthy Crane family from Chicago. They had the 59 room mansion built atop the hill with acres of planned gardens and views of the oceans below.

The signature part of the estate might just be the Grand Allee - the rolling lawn from the home to the cliff overlooking Crane Beach.

It was so stunning up there. I can only imagine calling that home and having those grounds to walk around!


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Monday, November 13, 2017

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 46

The Good:
I helped run an event at Maimo's Yom Chesed. We packaged Thanksgiving gift bags for families who receive food from the local Kosher food pantry. Lots of hand print turkeys and pumpkin cans going to good use. 

The Random:
There is this fun fluffy cloud at a local shopping area. He just makes me smile.

The Fun:
My kiddies this year love cursive. I think they actually like getting to use chalk and a chalkboard a bit more than the actual skill, but I'll take it!


   

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