Friday, March 6, 2015

SOLC # 7 - Celebrating Connections

        Today, I'm celebrating with Ruth Ayres, one of the creators of the Two Writing Teachers blog, who now has another blog, Discover, Play Build, a way of celebrating all the many things in life that boost us up, help us move step by step through our lives. We have much to thank Ruth and Stacey for by beginning this community, and now continue to thank them, and now Tara, Dana, Beth, Anna and Betsy, too. It's Day Seven of the SOLC. Celebrate!

                                                              Tweet at #CelebrateLu!

Day Seven of the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challenge. 
                               Tweet at #SOL15


           Wow, it was a busy week. I'm also slicing with my classroom at  Linda & Jonathan's Class Blog. I celebrate them, writing away every.single.day plus doing all their homework for other assignments  and going to swimming, soccer, dance, ultimate frisbee, volleball-whew. Managing regular school (is there 'regular school'?) plus posting every day, and trying to live the rest of my life, you know--like eating and sleeping, paying bills and dusting. It's been a whirlwind of a week. Cold started the week; warmth ended it. I must admit, I didn't manage the dusting, but did do the laundry.


           I thought I'd celebrate the ALPHABET this week. After all, our writing IS all about the alphabet, isn't it?  
26 things I'm grateful for, all part of my life this past week: 
Apples, Birds, Class, Daughters, Eggs, Friends, Grandchildren, Haiku, Icicles, Jelly, Kindness, Love, Mothers, Night, Oatmeal, Poetry, Quiet, Radios, Sons, Time, Underwear, Verbs, Words, Xerox, Yellow, Zzzz!
Throwback, guess who? Still cute! Now almost 6, 3 1/2 and 13!





36 comments:

  1. What a sweet short way to use an alphabet as a celebration. It is rather challenging with school life, before and after school life, including daily writing. The whirlwind may make us dizzy but at the same time it is exciting. I'll tackle the laundry and dust today (after writing.)

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  2. I'd like to celebrate your Z word, but evades me! Love that cute pick.

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  3. Love the picture, Linda, and the way you blend the practical "u" with the more elusive "k". Enjoy the weekend!

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  4. I may just have to steal that alphabet idea. So many wonderful things to celebrate!

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  5. I love it--an alphabet book of gratitude. And thanks for reminding us of the history of TWT. Much to celebrate.

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  6. Never thought of it Linda but I am thankful for underwear too! Great slice.

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  7. So much to celebrate from A-Z - a great idea! Bravo to you and your students for writing seven days!

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  8. Grateful alphabet?!?!? I LOVE this!!!! I will be stealing this idea!!!! Where else would haikus being mentioned with underwear?!?! LOVE this!!!

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  9. What a great way to use the alphabet for inspiration. I wonder what students would come up with if they were given an assignment like this,

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  10. Oh, that is fun, Linda! I'm going to have to try my own!

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  11. I love this! It reminds of the game I used to play with my young daughters when we had time to pass ..."I'm going on a picnic" and each player must bring something beginning with the letters of the alphabet in order.

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  12. What a week for all! Love your alphabetic celebration. From the sounds of the comments so far, we may be seeing an interesting array of alphabetic words.

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  13. I love your alphabet celebration, Linda. Such fun!

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  14. Lots to celebrate this week! I love how you did it as an abecedarian. And have I mentioned how cool I think it is that you are slicing with your kids and with your colleagues! I'm still working on getting other people at school involved. I tried this year, but I didn't get very far.

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  15. I love your gentle spirit it is always so encouraging.

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  16. I really admire those of you who are participating in the classroom slice too. Yay for 7 days of writing!

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  17. Love your alphabet celebrations. That's a great way to do it! I love all the kids doing the challenge this year. How awesome that they get to do this

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  18. Oh boy, can I ever relate - March is just a hectic month! Love this format, Linda - will use it tomorrow!

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  19. I love the alphabet idea! I'm coming off a looooong writing break and that idea may get me started :) Thanks for starting some fun posts, I bet!

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  20. I love this alphabet poem...I just might borrow this idea for kids !

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    1. I've thought about how busy you must be with 2 SOL challenges going on this week and amazed you are able to read and comment as much as you do! Of course you can share Beary with your kids. He's quite the co-teacher!

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    2. Thanks Anita, I think it will be terrific to use the picture! Loved it!

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  21. This is a fantastic idea Linda! I look forward to trying it out both for myself and also with my students. I can't wait to see what abc's my kiddos will say they are thankful for!

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  22. I really enjoyed reading your post. 7 days of writing is something to celebrate and be proud of. This week was a challenging one for me-- professionally and personally, but I really want to be successful at writing all 31 days. Some nights I've written after everything else was done-- at 11:00 or later-- and barely gotten a post in, but so far, so good!

    Congratulations on your week and your writing! :)

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  23. What a great way to celebrate...from A to Z!

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  24. Inspiring. I love finding treasures like this! I will tuck it away for a day when I need to write, but just can't seem to! Thanks for sharing! I'm guessing these beautiful children are your Grandchildren! Much to be thankful for!

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  25. So many things to love in your A-Z celebration. Especially love that final one and as always, I love pics of your grands! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. Your alphabet celebration is a wonderful idea! I am adding it to my list of journaling ideas.

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  27. I love the alphabetical celebratory list, Linda!

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  28. This is so clever, Linda! I'd agree with everything on your list, but I'd have to change daughter to daughter-in-law. So grateful for my son's lovely wife. Your grandchildren are adorable!

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  29. Linda, what a fun way to summarize your week. The smiles are wonderful! I am sure your was lovely too.

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  30. Love the picture and that oatmeal made the list!

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  31. Celebrating from Ato Z is precious! Thanks for sharing the picture of your sweeties! Have a great week and I admire all the writing work you and your students are doing! You are amazing!

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  32. Thanks to everyone today. I love that you enjoyed the A to Z gratitude, & will look forward to seeing what you create!

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  33. I love the ABC thanks! The picture is adorable. :)

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  34. You captured so much in the alphabet! I love your quip about whether there is such a thing as "regular school." I often wonder the same thing--do we ever have a normal week?

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