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23

Mar

The antidote I’ve found for this is to write for only two people. First, write for yourself, both your present self whose thinking will be clarified by distilling an idea through writing and editing, and your future self who will be able to look back on these words and be reminded of the context in which they were written.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point  (via bookmania)
Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams. You may fancy yourself safe and think yourself strong. But a chance tone of colour in a room or a morning sky, a particular perfume that you had once loved and that brings subtle memories with it, a line from a forgotten poem that you had come across again, a cadence from a piece of music that you had ceased to play… I tell you, that it is on things like these that our lives depend.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via bookmania)

Well said.

08

Mar

hisnamewasbeanni:

vwalker:

darning-socks:

My morning routine.

Pretty much. Just sub out the bus stop for my car and the kid desk for my teacher one lol.

Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyup.

My life as we know it. LOL

bookmania:

from The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

17

Jul

You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (via bookmania)

So true.

04

Jun

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via bookmania)

peetaslongbun:

Oh hey look, a 12 year-old just grasped the main concepts of The Hunger Games more accurately than most media networks.

Thank you!

(Source: brookeeverdeen)

girlwithalessonplan:

specialbunny:

mrskaaay:

mrsharpole:

The fiction road map I created in my classroom…just a few of my favorite fictional places

I need this. Plus maybe a few places from The Phantom Tollbooth.

i saw something similar to this a looong time ago made out of wood. Once I get my classroom, I plan on enlisting my dad to help me make an epic piece like this for my classroom library

That is cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute.

This is AMAZING!

girlwithalessonplan:

specialbunny:

mrskaaay:

mrsharpole:

The fiction road map I created in my classroom…just a few of my favorite fictional places

I need this. Plus maybe a few places from The Phantom Tollbooth.

i saw something similar to this a looong time ago made out of wood. Once I get my classroom, I plan on enlisting my dad to help me make an epic piece like this for my classroom library

That is cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute.

This is AMAZING!

mrsjdr:

lessoninteaching:

As the end of the year approaches, there are a lot of people to thank.  This is my go-to project.  I print out an outline of a petal, the kids cut it out and trace it on construction paper, then they write their notes.  I then use clear packaging tape to tape all the petals together.
Not an original idea; I found it on pinterest, but it’s a great, quick project! 

Love it! This will make for a nice thank-you for our parent volunteers.

For my future classroom.

mrsjdr:

lessoninteaching:

As the end of the year approaches, there are a lot of people to thank.  This is my go-to project.  I print out an outline of a petal, the kids cut it out and trace it on construction paper, then they write their notes.  I then use clear packaging tape to tape all the petals together.

Not an original idea; I found it on pinterest, but it’s a great, quick project! 

Love it! This will make for a nice thank-you for our parent volunteers.

For my future classroom.