It's Slice of Life Tuesday!! Join the crew at Two Writing Teachers for this writer's treat. Read a slice, write a slice, share a slice...join in the fun in whatever way works for you!
Today was one of those days when I just didn't have a plan for my slice. Throughout the day at school I tried to use my writer's eyes to notice something, I tried to use my teacher eyes to notice something, but nothing struck me. I saw plenty of "things" but nothing felt just right. I figured that something would strike me at home. With four kids around, there are plenty of topics swirling around me at all times, but even after dinner was eaten and cleaned up...I had nothing.
Then I turned on the computer and my topic landed in my lap. As I read a blog I follow, I was touched. I fell in love with an idea from a fellow teacher-blogger. With the anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary approaching later this week, Greg Smedley-Warren from the Kindergarten Smorgasboard blog shared an idea of remembrance.
He told of listening to the radio and hearing a story in which the mayor of Newtown, Connecticut shared that the staff and families of Sandy Hook would like everyone to complete an act of kindness in remembrance of the lives lost on that horrific day. Greg's idea was to spread the word to all of his teacher-blogger friends. If everyone shares this idea with a friend or two and all of those people do an act of kindness, imagine how many people that could be!
So my request to you? If you read my slice, please commit to completing a simple act of kindness on December 14th in remembrance of the victims of Sandy Hook, and even better, every day.
Greg encourages us, as I do, to pass this idea along, share this picture, tell your friends and colleagues. Share the message and let's honor the beautiful children who lost their lives too early and the brave teachers who gave their all to try to protect them.