How many of you know August is the time of wakefulness and nightmares for a large part of the population. If you are a teacher you are past pretending that summer still lingers on. Your mind betrays you as you awake in the night -
Odilon Redon,Le Char d'Apollon" Musee d'Orsay
you thought you were at the cottage, seashore but instead here you are your mind racing NOT ON VACATION trying to figure out how you can get all the students in your class to sit quietly, be focused and excited about learning. You know this year will be improved and different and you begin to make the "grand plan".
Berthe Morissot , "La Lecture", Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Fla.
I dreamed for many years how to recreate this Picasso picture in my classroom. Little artists would be so engrossed and only the noise of creative industry would be heard in my classroom.
Pablo Picasso, "Claude dessinant, Francoise et Paloma"-1954, Musee Picasso
So heres to teachers and their students as they ready themselves for their scholastic adventures!