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Day Fourteen of the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challenge. I'm also blogging with students at Linda & Jonathan's Class Blog Tweet at #SOL15Thanks to Tara, Dana, Anna, Betsy, Beth and Stacey for these terrific two weeks!
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, in Flight to Arras, wrote: "A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
I'm celebrating imagination today, wish I had pictures for all of it.
This week was the BIG play, the Advanced School Performance Company play, the one we wait for every year, the one some students look forward to when they become Advanced School students (our middle school title). In the fall, auditions are held, the play is cast, and they begin work, along with the crew designing and creating the sets. It's a tradition and the teachers who do this each year are to be celebrated for the performance that is always awesome. They've done As You Like It, Annie, Frog and Toad-the musical, Twelve Angry Men, and so many more. This year the play is The Miracle Worker, four performances. Again, the play was beautifully done. I went opening night, and even the smaller children quieted with the story as we wound our way to the inspiring end, "teacher". I celebrate the imagination by these teachers who care so much for the students that they help them be their best!
Finally, like many Fridays, Ingrid came home with me after school. I have a box of legoes, and a container of "mostly" matchbox cars. Both grand girls have great imaginations when playing. It's fun to watch what uses are made from the cars. Sometimes they race, sometimes they become family groups and speak to each other, anything goes! This day, Ingrid brought a few Barbies, and the cars became their cars. She took them on trips, let them choose which car they might like, etc. Imagination knows no bounds, does it?
May you all always have a bit of imagination in your lives!