Your body is not ruined; You're a Goddamn tiger who earned her stripes. (('ve pinned this before, but I'm pinning it again. I love it:: It's so true! I haven't gotten any new stretchmarks *yet* w/ this baby.
Here's a post with an annotated list of books and web sites for studying shadows. Also, this picture gives me an idea for a fun photo op for our unit. The kids could hold up signs to make the words Rosalind Franklin STEM Elementary and or their own names
spray paint leaf silhouette - you can also paint the back of leaves (where the veins are) by hand and then press the painted side onto canvas or paper to make a leaf print. Can come out beautiful! - Love this!
New Years Idea: Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.