Archive for December 21st, 2009

Fun finds in Lititz, PA

While I was in PA, I visited my family again. It’s always fun to go home, especially when you grew up in an idyllic little town. To get there, I took the train from Philly to Lancaster after NCTE, and my sister picked me up at the train station. We drove to Lititz, my hometown, and got to do a little shopping in the wonderful boutiques (that did NOT exist when I was growing up there).

One of my favorites is the Sassy Tassel, a unique gift shop at 35 E. Main St. My sister and I poked around finding Christmas gifts and interesting things that might be used in classrooms. Look at what we found! Love the Home Stickers  and Amy Butler fabrics. Wouldn’t these be fabulous in a classroom library?

While at my mom’s house, we went digging in the attic. I found a real treasure– a certificate awarded to my mom in the 1940’s for completing the Palmer Method of Handwriting. I’m going to hang it in my office.

Amy Butler fabrics are amazing. I love the laminate ones for the classroom!

Love this framed piece of fabric and Home Stickers for the wall.

My sister Sandy, holding giant wall stickers.

See how the stickers peel right off the sheet? A stencil is left behind!

My sister holds an old handwriting certificate we found in my mom's attic.

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