Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Symbol of Peace

Tēnā koutou katoa – Greetings to you all
Day In A Sentence IconThis has been a week much in need of peace. Our contributors have done well to embrace their thoughts on this theme in a sentence.

I put their words in a Wordle blimp.
It didn't quite come out looking like a dove of peace. Perhaps nearer to the shape of a dove's egg - some nice word-combinations hatching.



Wordle Peace Blimp
Karen whispered...
Peace: a feeling, a statement, a goal.

Murcha murmured...
Peace is a word that has been on my mind lately - world peace that is - as I am about to go to Qatar with three students from my school to look at some of the issues we face as a globe, and as our globe 'flattens', how we can work together to achieve and maintain world peace.

Paul breathed...
Peace is enjoying an 'Alberta Clipper' sprinkle an additional five centimeters of snow on twenty.

Eric murmured...
Reminding myself to breath and listen this week has provided glimpses of peace.

Karen S whispered...
Peace is one child helping another, a smile of friendship, a sparkle of understanding and relationships that are the foundation of learning and living.

Ken sighed...
A blackbird’s unforgettable chronicle graced our garden today, but the gentle bird-song they heard in Gaza will not be remembered.

Kevin breathed...
It was a peaceful, easy feeling that came over me this afternoon as I realized that I was going away on a four day weekend to a warmer environment with only my wife (kids, left behind).

Diane whispered...
I am at peace with myself, no matter the tempest that at times surrounds me.

Mathew sighed...
Wishing peace for the world and the probationary teachers in my district who may be losing their jobs.

Amy rippled...
Falling snow is always peaceful to me no matter how much my friends complain about the driving and the shoveling.

Shaun murmured...
Letting go of old things has allowed a sense of peace to seep into me this week.

Cynthia sighed...
Tramping through the woods in front of my house this afternoon, avoiding the limbs and briars that reached out to stop me, I finally found the bed of native daffodils that always bring me hope and peace.

Gail murmured (after the second Wordle blimp was cast)...
I'm watching a beautiful sunrise here in the Sierra foothills - and hoping to hang on to this peaceful moment as I return to work next week and learn how California's budget woes will play out in my district.


Paige sighed...
The rain falls steadily from the dark sky in shades of grey; drinking coffee and gazing through the window, I am at peace.

And Bonnie breathed (out two contributions)...
Peace for this week is peace of mind as I immerse myself in learning for my digital creation. And by Monday I will be on the road to Washington with warm clothes, to celebrate a hope for peace beyond myself.

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7 comments:

paul c said...

The Wordle is a wonderful way to recap the week. Little technological tricks come and go, but it looks like this word collage will be used in dynamic ways for literacy enrichment into the future. Thanks for getting us motivated to write.

Bonnie K said...

Wonderful job, Ken. Loved the theme and great responses. A perfect time for some peace.
Bonnie

Kevin Hodgson said...

Fantastic words all around. Thanks, Ken.

Kevin

David said...

I'm sorry I missed this and enjoyed all these thoughts. At the end of day, education is all about the instilling and promotion of peace.....

Other teachers, I hope you'll support my own Project Peace http://projectpeace.ning.com

You can go there , watch videos of classrooms around the world and songs of peace. Download the song cards/songs and make your own and post. I haven't promoted much yet but soon will. An idea of me, one teacher who heard this in his voice echoing and had to do it - regardless if anyone came....some great teaching materials/videos too..

Thanks,
David

NCavillones said...

Beautiful! You did a great job, Ken. Thanks!

Cynthia Calvert said...

Love the Wordle. I'm going to have my students write their sentences about peace and turn them into a Wordle. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cynthia

Blogger In Middle-earth said...

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