Friday, January 19, 2018

January Randoms v. 1

 fire sunrise...mfa murakami...zipped up
wrapped up...star gazing...clink clink
new direction...ringing bells...boston winter
 monster eyes...wave riding...two plants
mfa silhouettes...snow rainbow...snow day
stacked wood...spiral lights...new art
illuminated glasses...big sculpture...evening sunset
citgo sign...peeking in...pretty sunrise
monochrome bulbs...finisher jacket...bethesa terrace
floral sculpture...red mural...rainy day
state house...blue pencils...blue abstract
eataly market...city wall...contemporary stripes


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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Things My Third Graders Say v. 21

kid: ugh I can't do it
me: have a growth mindset
kid: ugh can i have a fixed mindset if I use my thinking bubble about it?

kid: the book is saying random stuff
me: oh it talks to you?
kid: not what i meant and you know that

me: a brook is a small river 
kid: wait my sister is named for a river? i thought she was named for my uncle

kid: (randomly singing) hot potato hot potato
me: oh no no no no wiggles
kid: why
me: this is a wiggles free classroom
kid: not true we have flexible seating for our wiggles

kid: jumping in leaves in the best
me: that was a great part of being a kid
kid: you can still do that if you want, there are no rules around leaf pile jumping
kid: i bet i could climb into the tuba and fit
music teacher: please...don't try that...just no

me: which continent is the most southern
kid: antafrica!

kid: way to kill the vibe 

kid: i can't...my cat...
me: don't blame the cat, do your work

kid: i'm part canadian and part boston
kid: can i run to the bathroom...well nor run but...

kid: does anyone live on Antarctica?
me: scientists do, I know someone who spends time there
kid: well i meant like a real person, not a scientist...

kid: ok so 11, 12, 18
me: ummm try again

me: oops here there was a hundred loose
kid: who let the 100 out 100 100 100!

kid: uch i'm not good at social studies
me: that's not a good attitude
kid: no it's just that it's just so much stuff to fit in my brain! 
me: a right angle is always 90ยบ
kid 1: how do you know this stuff!?
kid 2: she learned it in college, duh!
kid 1: so we're learning it now because we're really smart?

kid 1: in a thousand years when the big asteroid destroys the earth...
kid 2: ugh let's hope the scientists are wrong on that one!

kid 1: i have horseback riding tonight
kid 2: i rode a camel once
kid 1: and your point?

kid: ugh I can't remember i have a bad memory
me: oh that's not true
kid: uhhh what are we talking about....see what i did there
me: nice try

me: "she got the stuffing kicked out of her"
kid: so she is a dead teddy bear now? 
kid: oh speaking of getting ready for lunch...i have a yo momma joke
me: what...no

me: you have to show all your work 
kid: what do you mean? do you not see my work there...

kid: she made a huge rhombus made of little rhombuseses
me: let the wild rhombus rumpus start?
kid: you ok there?

kid 3: how spudtific...no splepisific...no ugh...
me: i can't say that word either i get it
kid 2: i think you both need to be more specific 
us: yes, that!

kid 1: i had pita and himmis for lunch
kid 2: oo i've never tried that before!
me: he meant hummus
kid 2: eh that's old news 
kid: i just wrote that it needs...
me: fireworks
kid: that was unexpected who are you us?

me: that's interesting logic there
kid: it's kid logic...it's slightly scientific 

kid: can i say this isn't a polygon because it looks like pacman?
me: if you explain why pacman isn't a polygon then yes

kid 1: what's your landform?
kid 2: an isthmus
kid 1: that's a holiday
kid 2: isthmus not christmas!

kid: whoa how is it dismissal time
me: time flies when you're having fun!
kid: whoa whoa let's not go that far

kid 1: ms benjamin you should be proud of me
me: why 
kid 2: isn't it your job to be proud of us without asking why


   

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Eataly

Hey, mambo, mambo Italiano
Hey mambo, don't want to tarantella...
Hey mambo, no more a mozzarella
Hey, mambo, mambo Italiano...


{Mambo Italiano -- Dean Martin}

I finally made it to Eataly over winter vacation. I'd heard lots about the Italian market and was excited to check it out.

My favorite parts were watching them make the pasta and pizza and breads. It really does feel authentic in there.

So many Italian goodies to buy, too. I can only imagine how fresh some of it is in season!

I think I'll have to wonder that way again soon!


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Monday, January 15, 2018

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 3

The Good:
Exciting Boston updates...I bought the finisher's jacket and it's now waiting for me in my closet! Then....we formally signed up for the marathon!!!

The Random:
Saw these at Wegmans. Matzah chips? Being marketed? We kvetch for 8 days about eating this stuff and now they're the hit new chip? Oy!

The Fun:
We've moved into our 50 State unit and I love watching the kids use powerpoints to work together to learn all about the states!

   

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Scav Hunt Sunday: Sculpture and Sunrise

Light:
Glass and light. Love the retro feel.

Routine:
I've fallen in love with the Citgo Sign and make it part of my early morning running routine!

Splendid:
So many splendid pieces of art at the MFA. I discover new ones each time I go.

Floral:
This was actually made for the MFA as a modern art menorah but reminds me of a flower.

When I Get Home:


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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sweet Potato Leek Soup

 





   

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bombogenesis!

A million feathers falling down,
A million stars that touch the ground...

So many secrets to be found
Amid the falling snow.


{Amid the Falling Snow -- Enya}

Well we had our first gang buster storm of the season and 2018.
Blizzard conditions. Over a foot of snow. Arctic temps.

It was so pretty to watch from 8 floors up and I had a fun time venturing out into the insane winds and conditions.

I forget how peaceful it is when the town shuts down and the snow is falling and swirling about!


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