Pictured here is my dear inspirational, globe trotting mentor, Mimi. She's given me so much encouragement and always has a new story to share with me. The second picture has us gathered together with my hosts for OAEYC this year, the Ohio team of sales reps from Zaner-Bloser. Kathleen Wright is in charge of the southern portion of the state and Joan handles the northern section. Thanks for the invite gals. I look forward to more projects together in the future. Our two booths were side-by-side..... so we really could keep each other company throughout the weekend.
Seriously, these are amazing. Totally breath-taking. Amazing. Dramatic. Glorious. Fantastic. I'm not sure there are enough superlatives to completely describe my appreciation for these works of art. I do believe that they were created by the fifth graders of the building. Some are so very sophisticated, that I wondered if I was reading that correctly. Wow. Fifth grade. This has been a great month for seeing student artwork in elementaries.
One of my favorite things about visiting in elementary schools is to see the art on display by the older students. On my way out the door to grab a bite to eat, I had just enough time to 'capture' some of the truly outstanding artwork in the hallway -- close to the front office. These clowns were painted by the four graders. Do you just love the bright clownie-colors??
We're getting warmed up by crossing the mid-line..... left to right, left to right. That's in the chorus of my ZB song about the directionality of print. Then there was some lion prowling. We had the big ending conclusion focus on my book "You're Wonderful." That last picture was taken by a mom volunteer in the classroom. Those are her two daughters. YES. They're twins. Born four minutes apart. You know how I like to meet twins, right?