Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

April 4, 2009

April 04 2009 Springing Out, Crayon Style

With work to be done by the photographer at the office, the rest of the family accompanied him, because that's one of the joys of everyone working and going to school from home. I put together about two hours worth of schoolwork to do with the kids topically about spring, Earth Day, and Arbor Day, and curricularly about writing, cutting, construction, problem solving, drawing, tracing, counting, number formation and sequencing... The fabulous nature of my job as independent teacher is that I don't have to write down every projected concept a project is supposed to cover and I can change and adapt any topic to the needs of my student at any given time. My 6 year-old and my 4 year-old did the same lessons today, getting exactly what they needed to from each lesson. Freedom, served and consumed as necessary.

I stood across the office and shot this for composition more than anything else, tickled to death that the office is in an old school building with the kid's homeschooled work was taped to the wall. I just love the juxtoposition.

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