Sunday, September 27, 2015

Miss Rumphius

The third grade enjoyed hearing Barbara Cooney's classic story of Miss Rumphius, who was prompted by her grandfather to do three things:  travel the world, live by the sea and do something to make the world more beautiful.  We also saw a film about the real woman who inspired the story of Miss Rumphius...the worlds of fiction and nonfiction converged, and we saw how real events inspire our imaginations!  We loved Barbara Cooney's illustration style and tried out own hands at it, drawing still life pictures of pink and purple flowers that the "lupine lady," Miss Rumphius, would have appreciated.

Johnny Appleseed, Miss fall, we are visited through books by great characters who remind us that by planting a small seed every day, we can change our world.  Plant the seed to read and to create!

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