Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Nathan's ABCs

Nathan was given an interesting assignment from his GT teacher a few weeks back.

It was simple enough... almost too simple. He was asked to write and illustrate his own ABC book. It didn't take long to realize that putting his life into 26 pages wasn't so simple, but the fourth-grade gears were turning.

For weeks, he toiled over what he would do for each letter. Piano or Painting? Chickens or Creativity? Mom or Minecraft? {If you're curious, my face is 100% on the M page.} Once he finalized the direction of his masterpiece, he enlisted my help. We took a trip down memory lane via Facebook photos, this blog, and the furthest recesses of my computer. On many of his letters, Nathan utilized his doodling skills and I filled in the blanks by helping him print old photographs. We saw his preschool graduation, the day we moved down south, and even a newborn Nathan {born four weeks Early}.

This may seem like just another grade, but I saw it as much more. We had a great time brainstorming the pieces of his life, and it's incredible to see what Nathan has become in just nine years. In case you're looking for a little break from politics today, I thought I would share a few pages from Nathan's ABC Book:

I loved the way he stylized the letters. The X was drawn into a tic-tac-toe grid and the R was pouring rain. The cover was colorful and funky, with block letters similar to the style of his book. For Nathan, this was just a project to finish, but for me it was a window into his creative mind.

This kid continues to impress me in all ways, from A to Z.

{See what I did there?} Happy Hump Day, y'all!

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