May 1, 2014
by msnathan

I Want To Go To…

“My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”

– Diane Arbus


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Photos via kate miss, shop ruche, kimberlykate miss & karen kimmel

Oops, I have gotten a little behind on my holiday blogging challenge posts but I am going to try and make up for that today! Somewhere I would love to go to is the Joshua Tree National Park in California. I have never been to the desert and there is something really amazing about the alien-like landscape there that I would love to experience. Especially if there were cacti in bloom and especially if I got to watch a sunset there. It looks pretty magical.


I don’t imagine there will be too much shade in the desert, so for my ‘Make’ post here’s a link to a simple little sun tent DIY. Go here to see how to make the a-frame and here to see how you could print your covers like the ones above. Personally, I’d be happy making one from a thrifted sheet or some other interesting old fabric that has a bit of a story to it. What a perfect spot to lie under with a book or for a quick nap!

March 3, 2014
by msnathan

Here we go!


Welcome to Room 27’s blog – Millions of Thumbprints! You might be wondering what on earth thumbprints have to do with anything, which is an excellent question. Novelist John Updike once said,

“You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.”

and when I read this recently I thought it was a pretty great description of what I as a teacher hope happens in our classroom and through this blog. Room 27 is a class chock full of creative and exciting thinkers who all have a voice and things to say. I am really excited to see what we learn this year from the world around us and also the thumbprints we leave behind. 

Ms Nathan 

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