Tonight was Open House at my school, that wonderful evening of celebrating all the learning that has happened all year. The third graders (and their parents and teachers) are feeling a bit melancholy, realizing that the end of three years is in sight and there is change in the air.
In addition to spending time chatting with families we currently teach, we also met many of the students who will be our first graders in the fall. Those shy, unfamiliar faces will soon be a part of our learning community.
Tonight’s Open House featured MACville–our student created community made up of twelve 32 x 32 inch grids. Each grid was planned by a group of four students working within the constraints of a building code. Here’s a peek at our cardboard community.
And when I got in my car to head home after a very long day, the sea and sky called to me. The weather forecasters have been predicting rain, but we often get a chance of rain in the forecast that comes to naught. But with the sun setting into the ocean and storm clouds gathering, I headed toward the beach with my phone in my pocket. As the wind whipped my hair and my jacket billowed around me, I snapped shots of the amazing colors of the sky and sea. No editing was needed, the light and clouds and water did all the work.
So where is the change in your life right now? In the weather? In your classroom? In your personal life? In your art?
You can post your photo alone or along with some words: commentary, a story, a poem…maybe even a song! I love to study the photographs that others’ take and think about how I can use a technique, an angle, or their inspiration to try something new in my own photography. (I love a great mentor text…or mentor photo, in this case!)
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Change is the air for me right now. What change will you capture through your lens?