Thank you to Ruth for this community of celebration. Please join us!
Much of this week was spent indoors hibernating from the cold and the snow. Our county made a bad call earlier this week and didn't delay or cancel on a morning when the commute became extremely dangerous. I saw so many examples of rude comments on social media, from adults...name calling and just plain meanness. It made me sad. I quickly adjusted my plans and taught a mini-lesson about using social media to vent frustrations. We discussed this and then listed appropriate and inappropriate choices to make when writing and then we blogged. They expressed their views and opinions without calling names! They showed respect while disagreeing with the decision that was made. I celebrate the maturity I saw in my sixth graders!
Much of celebrating is about perspective, about how to look at life...so I celebrate my single-ness. The freedom I have to sleep in or wake up early...to stay in or go out...the choices being single gives me. I celebrate the opportunity to play auntie to children of friends...like this little guy.
I celebrate FLY, my one little word (OLW) of 2015. I've written about it. I encountered it in my reading. My talisman (the first one) arrived in the mail yesterday.