It is now two days after Labor Day. Summer life changes to back-to-school life for educators and children. The temperature also changes to more fall-like days but there are still a couple of more weeks to enjoy the summer season. I plan to do so in an artistic way.
Knowing that summer is the "relax-time" of the year, I look back at its glorious days, record them digitally, tuck them away, and begin the process of organizing memories from other writers and photographers. From my collection of digital inspirations, I will create a canvas of
life living moments. These will be artistically rendered at my online, global summer gallery, Sunkissed Summer that I am designing.
Please peruse other summer digital galleries that I have designed to bring back the summer feeling:
Summerscapes, Summer Splashings, and Summer Serenity.
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, enjoy your last weeks of the summer season and if you live in the Southern Hemisphere remember the good times of summer.
Stay tuned for the next installment of my end-of-summer thoughts that will include a lesson for the Wonder Ground.
More thoughts on summer can be found at my blog,
I have been a lifelong learner and wonderer my entire life. As a child, curiosity allowed my mind to wander to imaginative places and seek answers. My mother and grandmother whose creative talents were boundless fostered my flights into the world of creativity.
Appreciating the gifts of reading, writing, art, and learning at a very young age, led me to creative outlets and a long teaching and administrative career in the field of literacy. I continue to notice and wonder about life, learning, and literacy; write with passion and an observant eye; ardently champion voice as a means to be creatively expressive, and passionately promote positivity during my unretirement days as an ELA Consultant.
Being one of Wonderopolis’ Wonder Lead Ambassadors is an honor and will provide the opportunity to continue to impact teaching and learning in a broader sense.
Besides being an educator, I am:
-Co-moderator of #NYEDChat, the voice of New York State educators and beyond where I continually invite educators and colleagues from across the globe to join in timely discussions
-Writer/creator of the "Reflect With Me Galleries of Artistic Expressions" that connect literacy, the arts, and technology, bringing a sense of voice through poetry and photography to the public eye
-Blogger and member of the following social media communities: Celebrate This Week, DigiLit Sunday, Poetry Friday, Slice of Life, Spiritual Journey Thursday
-Presenter at local, regional, state, and national conferences
-Executive Board Member and Editor of the Long Island Language Arts Council
-Member of the following literary associations: International Literacy Council, Nassau Reading Council, National Council of Teachers of English, New York State English Council