Monday, December 22, 2014

Our Light Bouquet

Time for the weekly Slice of Life at the Two Writing Teachers blog.  Tweet at #SOL14  

       Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Dana, Beth, Anna and Betsy for the spectacular year of posts at Two Writing teachers. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to everyone!


        I posted last Saturday about a special ending we have before my school departs for our winter break, and here is part of what I said:
          There are a variety of special days that our families celebrate this time of year, and some do not celebrate any holiday; however, we do believe that light is important in all of our lives. Every year, each class and other groups (like the trip teachers, math and music teachers, etc.) creates a display of some kind that shows ways that something or someone lights up our lives. 

          This time I've added more photos of different ways some of the classes shared who or what brought light into their lives. I wanted this 'repeat' because it feels like an important part of including everyone in celebrations especially during this time of year.  I found a quote of Muslim origin that speaks to this: “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.”  My hope for all is that you find light in numerous ways in your lives.

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30 comments:

  1. I love the light displays! Such a creative way to share unique gifts and express gratitude. You are one of the lights of my blogging and teaching life, Linda. Wishing you a happy, happy holiday season. ~ Lee Ann

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    1. Thank you Lee Ann, what a good year it has been. Happy Holidays to you too!

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  2. These are beautiful. What a lovely way to share joy and gratitude. Thanks for sharing the rest of the pictures. I wish you Peace and Joy at this time of year!

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    1. Thanks, Kendra. I really wanted to share the rest. Our final day is always a pleasure.

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  3. I am so enthralled by your school's celebration of light. I would really love to visit one day. Merry Christmas to you! Enjoy your lovely family and some quiet time.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, I wish you would come to Colorado! My son and family are in tonight! Happy Christmas to you as well!

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  4. What a wonderful display of lighting the world! Thanks for compiling that and sharing. The kids' eyes must have been lit up also as they shared and viewed the displays. Have a merry, blessed Christmas! Glad you are getting family time....ours will be spread out from Christmas eve to just after New Year.

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    1. I just read about your new puppy-what joy, & what challenges await! Love that picture, too. Happy Christmas, Donna!

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  5. What a special place to work and learn! I love your title, it fits the pictures perfectly. Have a joyful holiday!

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    1. Thank you Elsie, & the same best wishes to you!

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  6. Beautiful. As others have said, I would love to visit your school. This quote, “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet” and your title is perfection. A message for all to hold close when building community. Have a wonderful holiday with your family Linda!

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    1. Thanks, Julieanne, I'm so looking forward to Christmas with everyone! I hope yours is special, too!

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  7. Wow! What a great idea. Each class has an amazing and unique display. Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

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    1. You're welcome, Arjeha, I hope your holiday is wonderful, too.

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  8. I look forward to these posts from you , Linda - your school has such lovely ways to celebrate. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, my friend!

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    1. Thanks Tara. It's important to us that everyone is included all the time. Best wishes for a good holiday to you too. Our time together is getting closer!

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  9. Celebrating light (scientific and metaphorical) - doesn't ask about religion or skin color or nationality. The repeat was a kind decision from your part. Thank you! Wishing you love-filled holidays!

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    1. Thanks Terje. I'm excited to see and be with family more than anything. Much fun waits!

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  10. I love love love this celebration!

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  11. I love each and every one of these light celebrations and how you were able to share them here on your blog with us. What a great way to capture the spirit of this time of year to include everyone. Happy holidays to you and your family, Linda! I'm glad I met you in 2014 and hope our paths cross again in 2015. :))

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer, I'm so glad we met, too. Perhaps at All-Write again? Happy Holidays to you, too!

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  12. I like the quote that you included and your mention of finding light in different ways. That is something that I could reflect on for quite a while over time and would imagine that it would continue to hold significance.

    Happy holidays to you as well!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

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  13. An amazing display of lights. Thanks for sharing them with us. Enjoy the time with family at this special time of the year. Merry Christmas and let your light shine.

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    1. Thanks Judy. I hope you have a special time with your family too. Merry Christmas!

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  14. Linda, so fun to see more of the student projects from your school. We were blessed with a Christmas Day of sunshine . . . an extraordinary treat for December in the NW. Hoping that your day was filled with much light and love from family! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Ramona, we had a wonderful, and white, Christmas. Already memories, but good ones. I hope you had a wonderful time for your Christmas too!

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