With a few young children's books under my belt, my brain is asking me to work on something different, but I was surprised to find my mind wandering to Gertrude Stein (Oh, no, I'm rhyming again!). She popped into my head when I was daydreaming at church today - don't tell the minister - and I've started doing some research on her! I'm not sure if children would want to know about her, or why she made an appearance in my daydream, but I guess it's worth the time to find out. She's interesting to me, and I wonder if I can make her interesting to 4th and 5th graders. What great company she kept!!
Here are a few photos of summer in Utah. I think it's one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Chris rock climbing at Red Rock.
Scott and Chris at Zion.