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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
June 21, 2011 First Day of Summer
First I have to make a few comments about a workshop I went to yesterday. It was the All Write Institute and it was so inspiring! It's like a breath of fresh air and like the first day of spring and summer, a new beginning! It makes me feel ready to begin again. With the Keynote, I listened to six speakers. Some of course were the same speakers because I liked Jeff Anderson so much, I went back to hear him twice. I felt he could help me with what I wanted to learn at this time to help my students the most at this time.
With that said, summer brings in things we don't have to do; we don't have to wear winter coats, no worry about snow or shoveling, the lack of ice on the roads makes it so much easier to drive and easier to walk, we don't freeze and have cold breezes that make it hard to breathe in the cold, no fear of sickness like colds or flu, and finally we feel more like being outside (well I don't like cold) so I stay inside more in the winter.
This brings me to what summer is!
Summer is children playing outside in the pool butterflies in the sky
birds singing during their bird bathe
sitting in the grass under a tree and reading having a picnic at the beach
mowing and smelling the fresh mowed grass
meeting friends for a swim at the lake
frogs croaking in the evening
riding bikes on an abandoned railroad trail
plants green and blooming
many things I love and I could go on
but I must come to a close
what do you love about summer?
Hope you are enjoying your summer. Happy slicing! :o)