Saturday, March 26, 2016

SOLSC #26 - Out The Window

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Introduction: Hello and welcome to my blog! This is the third year I have participated in the SOLSC and also the third year for my students as well! I teach students, ages 11-14, in a multi-age classroom at The Logan School for Creative Learning in Denver, CO. This year, I am hosting students from all three middle school classes and they are participating on a volunteer basis (with a few prizes thrown in for inspiration). I'm looking forward to being part of this amazing community again!

Out The Window

"Look Dad!"

I lean over my daughter's shoulder and peer through the tiny window that is streaked with deicing fluid and precipitation from our climb through the clouds. Far below, the clouds are a puffy layer while the sun shine above from a bluebird sky.

"The clouds look like cotton candy!"

I remember saying the same thing to my brother when we used to vie for position to look out of our portals in the sky. We would wonder why some farmer's field were round, some square and others semicircles. We'd use the maps in the airline magazines and try to figure out if the body of water below was one of the Great Lakes or just a big lake.

Today I pulled out my phone and showed her the map that came up on the airline app. "Look. We are almost to Iowa where your friend Adelaide lives! Should we wave?"

Of course we do. And we have a wonderful flight looking out the window at the clouds, the shapes of the fields and looking for the Great Lakes on our way to Boston!


  1. Cool! Have a nice trip; Boston is a fun place to explore. This is a very descriptive slice. Nice job!

  2. Happy Travels and Easter with the family, and visit all the good places, Max (Susan & Clara)!

  3. This sounds like a fun time, like most flights. I like the line "The portals in the sky" because it perfectly says what a plane window is like. This sounds like a fun moment and I hope you have fun on your trip!