Saturday, June 06, 2009

Slitheryn Shadows

Went on a field trip this week with my son's first grade class....we saw lots of shadows,
but this one was my favorite. Don't worry....there was a piece of glass
between us and this Emerald tree boa!




Anyway...it made us think of Harry Potter (snakes = Slitheryn) and it made me think of my daughter's teacher, Mrs. J.

Every year she inspires young minds by reading the first three books from the Harry Potter series to her fourth grade class. They also have a Harry Potter Week in May.

I don't know about you, but any teacher that can get children (especially mine) to go from only reading chapter books to wanting to tackle an 8" Harry Potter book is amazing!

(and...yes, of course everyone in her class is awaiting Harry Potter's sixth movie on July 15th....see the clip here)




So....since school is ending we'd like to dedicate our shadow shot
to Mrs. J, and all of those who spark the imagination, and creativity
in young (and old) people's minds!
Thank you teachers!


For more creative shadows...please go visit Hey Harriet, where we find more pictures that inspire....thanks to Tracy too, who has inspired us
to go out and find interesting shadows every week!

33 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What fabulous shadow shots! Love the slitheryn one! And the Harry Potter is perfect! Happy SSS! have a great weekend!

Catherine said...

lovely snake shadow...so slithery indeed...

Sarah said...

Lovely shadow and great post! I am a teacher! I feel good now so thanks!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Well, the snake is so cute! but--Whew! me no like §:-)

I mean it when I said "cute" *wink

Great catch ladies...

xoxo for a wonderful w/end.

Carin said...

Really good of those who manage that!
That boa made me shiffer. Brrr! Even with a window in between he would frighten me. Brrr.

Margaret Gosden said...

Love the contrast between the upper and the lower divided by the snake which, though beautiful, is none the less frightening!

prkl, Finland said...

Don't like snakes too much but this one looks kinda cool with candylike colors. Raining in the terrarium? That's first. Nice shadows ties this nicely to SSS. You have a great sunday! :)

Martha said...

Gorgeous pictures, what a sweet tribute to your son's teacher.
Thanks for stopping by my blog also.

Rosebud Collection said...

Great shadow shot..cute little guy..I can be real brave, since it is on your blog. Happy SSS.

Martha said...

Nice shots and nice tribute to teachers! :-)

Greyscale Territory said...

Awwwwwwww! This post really touches my heart and soul! I am a high school teacher, constantly trying to spark the imagination of teenagers! No mean feat! It is so good that someone may notice! Thank you!

And your shadows are stunning, but very creepy! Great shots!

Catherine said...

Fantastic picture. Teachers that spark a child`s interest in reading are just plain wonderful! So glad your son had the benefit of this wonderful woman`s teaching.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

That is one creepy looking snake! Great shot!! And yes...three cheers for teachers and all who inspire imagination and creativity!! Where would we be without them?!

Hey Harriet said...

Eeeeeeeek! Even with the protective glass it's scary! Great shot! And yay for Mrs J! Sounds like an awesome teacher :)

Jane ... said...

Mrs J sounds like quite the blessing! Great shadow shots you got, though I wouldn't have gotten that close to the Slitheryn One! I grew up in NW Ohio--a little city named Napoleon--anywhere near you? Happy weekend!

just jody said...

ssssssssso ssssssscary....but really beautiful and your shot is great!

Sweet Repose said...

I like snakes, so this shot to me is a work of art...what a wonderful tribute to teachers and their willingness to keep it interesting...I too like Harry potter...the eternal kid in me!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

bobbie said...

Not a great fan of snakes, but what great shadow shots!

Elizabeth said...

Such a lovely post!
wonderful pictures and a great tribute to teachers
who inspire young people to enjoy READING
yes yes!

Very scary snakes............

Tanja said...

Great shadow shots and groovy looking snake!

Dianne said...

My DIL is a teacher :)
she loves her kids

Yay Teachers!!

great snake shot

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for the fabulous shot of that slithery, shadowy creature!

(Thanks also for thanking teachers!)

The Explorer said...

Thanks for dropping by.

Looks so cool, I guess both of you have a nice trip.

MyMaracas said...

Terrific post! The Harry Potter books made a new reader of my husband, believe it or not. After the first movie, he just had to know what happens next. That teacher is a gem to read to her class, getting them hooked on books.

Love the snake shadows!

Evette Mendisabal said...

Oohhhh, such pretty colours. I do have to admitt snakes give me the chills ... even in pictures.
Mrs. J sounds like a dream teacher. How lucky for you to have a child experience her teaching skills.

whizkid said...

that's a slithering one alright...but gives off a neat shadow :)

And those kids are definitely lucky to find such a good teacher. Have a great week!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Yes Thank you to all our wonderful teachers! the snake is a pretty green.

Linda said...

Fantastic post! :-) I LOVE Harry Potter, even without the excuse of kids to share it with!

Jacqui said...

So cool:) Next time i am in Edinburgh, I'll try a shadow shot of the cafe where JK wrote the first book for you. xx

Jeri said...

Wonderful shadow shot and post! Happy SSS!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Teachers who spark a child's desire to read, should be given a HUGE raise! Bravo to her and bravo to you for your shadow post!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shannon said...

I SO cannot wait for the movie to come out and also cannot wait for my kiddos to be old enough to read Harry Potter! :)

sunnymama said...

Fantastic slithery shadows! Thanks for visiting my blog for SSS and leaving a lovely comment :)

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