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WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOLS TIME

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For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

How appropriate that the year ends on a Slice of Life Tuesday!  Here’s to ending a wonderful year of meeting on Tuesdays to share our writing, our lives, our musings…and raising a toast to the new year to come, when we will continue to gather.  Happy New Year wishes from all of us at Two Writing Teachers (Stacey, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana and myself) to all of you – may it be a year of blessings enjoyed and discovered, ties strengthened and renewed, memories cherished and crafted, adventures launched and celebrated…and writing.  Let there be writing!

(Some Twitter updates for us to keep track of: the new hashtag for the Slice of Life Story Challenge for 2014 is #sol14. And the official Two Writing Teachers hashtag is #TWTBlog.)

Tara Smith View All

I teach Writing Workshop, Language Arts and Social Studies to sixth graders at a middle school in suburban New Jersey. This blog is my attempt to capture all the "stuff" that goes into my teaching life - the planning, the dreaming, the reading, the preparing, the hoping and (above all) the kids.
Please note that the content of this blog is my own. It does not reflect the opinions of my employer.

63 thoughts on “WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOLS TIME Leave a comment

  1. Well! I have to get my email deliveries for Two Writing Teachers’ blog to coincide with the Tuesday Slice!
    Here’s to the proverbial new beginnings, with gratitude for what is already great in our lives that needs no change, just care and upkeep. And for the changes, here’s to courage!
    http://wp.me/p3cml8-98

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  2. My commitment to one of my passions, writing, is on my agenda for 2014 because 2013 had many memorable moments and I want to capture my thoughts.

    Here is my end of year haiku take away:
    Wondrous moments
    Recollected & savored
    Freeze frame year 2013.

    If you go to beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com you will find my dedicated space to ponder, reflect, and converse about literacy opportunities that impact teaching and learning. Have a wonderful start to 2014.

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  3. Thanks to all of you who have welcomed me to this community in 2013. It has only been six months, but what an experience it has been. Today, I share my OLW for 2014. For you experienced bloggers, please let me know if you think I should remove the pictures on my post. They were not taken by me, but I have given credit. Being new to blogging, I wasn’t sure if I could do this.
    http://adayinthelifeof19b.blogspot.com/2013/12/2014-one-little-word-reach.html

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    • For some reason I couldn’t post a comment on your slice, so I’m leaving it below:

      Oh, Julianne! It is so normal to be nervous when our babies have to face any pain — no matter how old they are or how routine the procedure is. I wish her a speedy recovery (I hope the six months will fly!) so she can get back into the pool where she belongs soon.

      Good luck today.

      And, Happy New Year!

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    • Don’t know why I’m having trouble commenting on WordPress blogs (other than this one) this morning. Argh!

      Anyway, I, too, love how the video turned out. Thanks for sharing the process too! Happy New Year, Bonnie.

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    • I’ll leave a comment on this very funny letter later (I’m on my phone now.). You make a compelling argument. We went with #sol14 merely because it’s 5 less characters, thereby giving people 5 more characters for their Tweets.

      Thanks for the laugh this morning. I never thought about a hashtag’s retirement before!

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