Part of the plan for yesterday was to figure out how to use a photo editing program. It wasn’t such and easy task and when I reached my saturation point for frustration, I headed upstairs to play with real paper. I had some leftover pieces from another project and started adding stitches and circles and soon I had a small book. The question was, What story does this little book want to tell? I returned to the computer and that photo editing program and like magic, I was able to make something happen! And as an added bonus, I found an idea for my little book. Lost and Found. A place to record those stories that too easily slip away after the moment is gone. Seems a good place for some weekend words.
Books that I want to read and writing ideas are piling up. I am in need of some balance or things are going to start tipping off the edge of the table.
So I am declaring this the weekend for words and I will begin with choosing just two of these lovely books to begin reading and then move on to some writing, followed later by some bookmaking fun. And maybe a glance at the calendar to make a plan for a monthly committment to a weekend for words.
Over the years I have acquired many books related to teaching and learning. Recently I heard a woman speak about the way we, as adults tend to learn. We grab a piece here, a snippet there, but we don’t often immerse ourselves in a topic. I our classrooms, the teachers are giving children time to explore, discover, process, and create understanding. In my own life, I rarely follow this same path. So, I am piling up the books. Some in this pile I have read before, but there are ideas that I want to rediscover. A few are books that have been on my shelf for years, unread, yet not tossed into the used book store box. And this is just pile # 1, books on this topic of how children learn in early childhood. There will be another pile to nurture my curiosity about faith development in childhood.
The sun is out, the days are longer, time away from school is closer on the calendar, and reading will be a big part of my time off this year.