DIY Hack: Halloween and Christmas Cookie Cutters make Star Wars Characters Tutorial from Sweet Sugar Belle here. Also from this site: lots of posts on how to decorate cookies, other hacks etc… First seen at Geek Crafts here.
File under: must make in future
HP MEME: harry potter + christmas"The Great Hall looked magnificent. Not only were there a dozen frost-covered Christmas trees and thick streamers of holly and mistletoe crisscrossing the ceiling, but enchanted snow was falling, warm and dry, from the ceiling. Dumbledore led them in a few of his favorite carols, Hagrid booming more and more loudly with every goblet of eggnog he consumed. Percy, who hadn’t noticed that Fred had bewitched his prefect badge so that it now read “Pinhead,” kept asking them all what they were sniggering at. Harry didn’t even care that Draco Malfoy was making loud, snide remark about his new sweater from the Slytherin table.”
it’s the most wonderful time of the year…
We have an obligation to read aloud to our children. To read them things they enjoy. To read to them stories we are already tired of. To do the voices, to make it interesting, and not to stop reading to them just because they learn to read to themselves. Use reading-aloud time as bonding time, as time when no phones are being checked, when the distractions of the world are put aside
This quote speaks to me, because as a teacher of secondary school, the amount of times 14, 15 and even 16 year olds ask me to ‘do the voices’ or say that their parents never read to them breaks my heart
When I taught a course on SFF criticism at the U of MN, I learned that none of my students had read Tolkien, beyond the essays of his I assigned them. So I read them The Hobbit. A chapter a day, at the beginning of class. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done as a teacher.
My mother read to me when I couldn’t, and when I could, she kept at it, picking novels above my current reading level or ones with spines so thick they would have scared me off. These reading sessions are still some of the strongest memories I have of my childhood. I truly believe I’d be a completely different person today had she not given the gift of nightly story-time.
Harry Potter Animated Series
These are so beautiful I could stare at them all day.
Fun fact: The events in Frozen take place between 12/10 and 1/1. Holiday celebrations ensue. Hats like these may or may not be worn.
i feel like this dress is sending a message but I’m not sure what it is
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.