Saturday, October 25, 2014
Celebrations - All Sizes
Celebrate with Ruth Ayres at Discover, Play, Build each week. It's a lovely way to touch base with others online to see what they've been doing and celebrating!
I didn't write last Saturday because of my staff retreat, always a pleasure to spend that time with colleagues, easy evenings and great talk about everything, then purposed talk about the future. We are lucky to be able to travel to a family cabin in the Y of the Rockies. Beautiful weather, beautiful place.
I celebrate work with colleagues who are busy getting ready for student-led conferences in which students share their work so far for the year, and discuss goals for next steps. I always felt so proud of my students in these conferences, and still would love to peek at the youngest ones, to hear them talk about their learning, too. Having Halloween a week before conferences is challenging, but everyone is also excited for that day too. There are parties, a big parade with all the students winding their way through the school and outside. The continuing students lead us in the Hokey-Pokey, and we are off to the rest of this fun evening. How traditions get started is anyone's guess. I was talking about this with a colleague, and we can't remember about the parade's beginnings, or the Hokey-Pokey. They're ideas that are celebrated by continuing, right?
I celebrate autumn. I've written much this week from its inspiration, taken countless pictures, and have enjoyed every minute of my time outdoors.
I took the time to send some poems out into the world, to see about publishing this week. I haven't been very good about this, and am working at my writing more and more so I can find a way to publish some. It isn't a big goal. I'll continue writing just for me, but cross your fingers for me please. I expect another rejection, but I've told students many times, if you don't try, you won't 'get'! I need to live what I say, don't I?
It's a wonderful thing to be able to bring Ingrid to my home after school some Fridays, then I take her to her home. Her Halloween costume arrived yesterday. Oh my, so exciting. She immediately started dancing. And I took some dresses for both her and Imogene that I'd found. Imi loves the color green, so had to put it on right away and show me. Celebrating the little moments makes my life very nice.
Finally, after a busy, busy week, I celebrate the weekend. I'm happy it's here, to rest up and catch up, to read and write. I hope you've had a wonderful week, and will have a lovely weekend.