What if Adults Started Acting Like Children?

Hi Students!

For today’s blog post, follow these three steps:

  1. Read the poem handout titled: Growing Down by Shel Silverstein. Do not mark on the handout as it needs to be collected at the end of class.
  2. Watch the video below titled: If Adults Acted Like Toddlers (Video is on a Google slide so be sure to click on Present to view.)
  3. Answer the following questions:

What would it be like if the adults in your life suddenly started acting like children?

What traits do you attribute to childhood?  If you have a short funny story about when you were young, feel free to share! 🙂

Do you think there are some childlike traits that adults should adopt to lead happier lives? If so, which ones?

One good paragraph…watch sentences and punctuation

LInk to video via Google Slides


The Gnomist

After watching The Gnomist video, please answer the following prompts:

How did this short movie make you feel? Why do you feel this way? Explain fully.

How has this family’s selfless act of kindness helped themselves and others?

Do you agree with the park ranger’s response? Would you have done the same as he did? Would you have done something different? Explain.

One good paragraph. Watch those incomplete and run-on sentences!

Minecraft City-State Projects

Minecraft City-State Reflection

Hi Students!

Please craft a one paragraph reflection on the Minecraft City-State project and include these ideas:

What was your favorite part of the project process?

What was easy and what was challenging?

How did you collaborate with others?

Any thoughts as to how to make the project even better next year?

Describe something you learned.

Tiny People + Big Food = Creative Stories

Hi Students!

Today you are going to pick ONE image from below that speaks to you in some way.

Write a small three paragraph story based on what you see in that image. The first paragraph is the introduction, second paragraph has all the details, and the third paragraph is the conclusion which wraps up all your ideas and leaves the reader with something to think about. Be sure to add in your conclusion why you chose the particular image.

Pay attention to the details in the image and be creative 🙂

Remember to put an extra return to indicate a new paragraph, watch those run-on sentences, and spelling!


Christopher Boffoli is a fine art, commercial and editorial photographer. He began making visual art at an early age but only began exploring the medium of photography in his teens after receiving a camera as a birthday gift. Largely self-taught, Christopher worked as a student journalist in high school and college, eventually founding his own commercial photography company while he was still an undergraduate. His diverse body of work includes editorial and documentary travel photography.  But he is best known for his Big Appetites work which features tiny figures posed against real food landscapes.  In addition to his commercial and advertising work for brands large and small, his fine art photographs may be found in galleries and private collections in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. He currently lives and works in Seattle. (Images and text courtesy of the Website Big Appetites)

His Own Words:

“I think it is especially resonant with children because as a child you live in an adult world that is out of scale with your body and proportions.  And you constantly exercise your imagination around a world of toys that are further out of scale.  As a child I was an avid collector of Matchbox cars, a model railroader and a builder of models (cars, ships and airplanes) and also girder and panel sets (small structures).  I was fascinated, as many children and adults are, with tiny, meticulously detailed things.

When I began shooting some of the very earliest images in this series around 2003, food was a conscious choice as one of the components of the work as it can be very beautiful – in terms of texture and color – especially when shot with available light and macro lenses.  Combining what are essentially food and toys makes the work instantly accessible to virtually everyone.  Regardless of language, culture and social status, almost everyone can identify with toys from their childhood.”