Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

{crónicas de sala de aula e arredores}

O Rúben, visivelmente chateado, "Oh Sara, eu 'tou a treinar pa ser ninja e o Fábio só me tá a desconcentrar!"

[O Rúben é um miúdo mega criativo, cujos olhos brilham quando ouve palavras como "exploradores", "aventura", "missão" e, claro está, "ninja".]

Monday, January 18, 2010


{gratitude journal}

it's growing. one sentence a day, so it's not an overwhelming task. but sometimes it's hard to condense in a sentence all that I am thankful for.

{where the wild things are}

saw {where the wild things are} with sis this weekend and, although I like the book better, I loved the feel of the movie and, of course, the soundtrack, by Karen O and the Kids. I still have to read the original by Maurice Sendak, since it wasn't well known here.

it's funny to see how our brain works. how sometimes the child within just wants to howl and be loud and understood. and how sometimes it's the other way around and we simply want to hide away in a fort, shielded from all that we don't understand.

Max also reminds me of certain boys and girls I've met along the way. children who have a hard time growing up, who act wildly [and even violently] without understanding why they do. children who might use their creativity to escape [usually] into themselves [like Max, portraing himself through Carol]. and these are the ones who most need to be heard and understood, because feelings and emotions are hard things to be tamed. sometimes, you even have to get into their fantasy world to get to know them.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

{Harriet, the girl with a garden in her tummy}

Harriet, loves flowers so much that she made herself a portable garden.

Friday, January 08, 2010

{flickr favorites friday}

1. handmade chalk board, 2. i bought my first persimmon, 3. paper doll #93, 4. You're a Wolf, 5. In the Christmas rush..., 6. my best dress, 7. Untitled, 8. Raindrops On Roses, 9. oh deer!


Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
And sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.

Emily Dickinson.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

She has a beautiful site.

found via Herzenhart.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

~the old and the new moleskin~

It's small. handy. simple. so why change?
I just swapped to soft cover.

and some more tiny windows into 2009's journal here.
fragmentos de 2009 aqui.

Monday, January 04, 2010

{crónicas de sala de aula #3}

numa turma de 1º ano conversei com as crianças sobre como se "espalha" o som, de uma forma simplificada. com o input de todos chegou-se ao facto de o som ser ar em movimento. disse-lhes que no espaço não há som e perguntei porque é que seria. a Bruna respondeu prontamente "Porque lá não há pessoas. Só ETs." houve quem chegasse lá, mas esta foi a minha resposta favorita.