Psst…the sentences are out!

I’ve released the sentences at Enseigner, C’est Agir (Teaching is a Verb) because of technical difficulties Leading from the Heart had last week.

Go quick, run! Read, listen to, see, comment on this week’s batch of sentences!

Our Sentences Released – and Illustrated :)

Time to collect some sentences!

Hi everyone. It’s that time again, I’m asking you all to come up with some descriptive sentences to illustrate your day/week/month/year/state of mind as we enter the 2nd week, no, is it the third? (this daylight savings thing has me all confused) of November.

Here are my plans – to put out the call for sentences (with Bonnie’s help :), to collect them throughout the week, and then to search for images that ‘go’ with them in order to post them as a combination of audio and text blurbs in a voicethread at the end of the week. If you feel like creating your own voicethread for your sentence, go ahead, and I’ll incorporate it into the final product.

So…what’s on your mind this start of daylight savings week? (which, by the way, I think is quite cruel. Last week we teachers had to deal with Sunday night Halloween fallout, this week, with messed up clock fall out.)

Day in a Sentence – transitioning into a new year

As a Jewish teacher, September does not only bring in a new school year but Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, as well. It’s a time for celebration and reflection as we transition into a new year, with new opportunities for personal and social improvement.

Last week I reflected on my own transitions and asked how yours were going. Here are your responses, your transitions in a sentence. Oh, and please, if you didn’t manage to add your sentence to the list last week, do add it to the comments! I love reading what you have to say – the experiences of others always add to my own :)

And if you’d like,  something to listen to while reading through the sentences. This music made me smile this morning.


It’s been another long week of twelve-year-old rambunctiousness taken to the extreme, resulting in very little fun for their teacher, who is extremely thankful that the weather has at least cooled off. by Lynn Jacobs. Her last blog ..The Wheatless Chronicles- Redux

We’re in a sweet stage of transition – from infanthood to toddlerhood, and splendidly settled into this Mama’s second year teaching a part-time schedule! What’s better than sweet snuggles before afternoon rest time?! by Amanda

Monday to Tuesday to Wednesday, the tipping point to the end of the week. It is down hill now! by Bill Gaskins

Thus, the leaves were changing. by Ben@TIC. His last blog ..Why We Need to Get Rid of Textbooks

Great photo, great topic and as we move over to my blog Tracy, I hope you take up the challenge to collaborate with me in sharing more of the hosting. What do you think??

Here’s my sentence…
It’s September and I’m in a great state of transition and loving it beginning with the Jewish holidays and moving into my work and play life. I love summer and welcome fall. by Bonnie. Her last blog ..Flipped Worked!

(Yes, Bonnie – definitely!)

I am transitioning back into the world of work, away from the classroom, working two days a week for a microfinance startup. by Delaine Zody. Her last blog ..Grumpy lives here

Relinquishing my classroom to a student teacher this semester, especially when my classes are so freakin’ awesome, is much more difficult than I thought it would be… by April Niemela. Her last blog ..Research Interests a la Digital Story

i am adrift from day to day right now, caring for my peaceful 2-month old baby girl without the solidity of “weekday” or “weekend”; at the same time, i feel the tidal pull of simplicity, a strong urge to declutter, divest, and reclaim life. by Sara p-c

Oldest of 10-Our 92 yr. old mother went to a better place of no pain and suffering this week. by Mary in Missouri

I’m beginning new relationships with 120 seventh graders (and an intern) as both of my own children journey out west, exploring, which will probably transform my relationship with my wife…and so it goes. by
Aram Kabodian. His last blog ..Transition time

From the frantic stress of week 10, term 3
To the spring holidays for two weeks
From the farm I live on
To the magnificent Australian outback
For several days camping in the Flinders Ranges
To relax, wind down and get ready for the final term of our school year. by
Anne Mirtschin. Her last blog ..eT@lking- Playing on the Internet

Making the autumnal change in culinary mindset means using the oven much more and trying to have fun with the longer food prep time. by Gail P. Her last blog ..Finding Our Own Groove!

The cold air last night blew in a slight hint of winter, and our aging cat, Coltrane, finally came in for the night after six months of open-air living. by Kevin Hodgson. his last blog ..Dream Scenes- complete

And thanks to all who commented on the transition I am in! (I’ve left those comments on the original post) I’m just past the half-way mark – it is going quickly!

Transitions in a sentence

I am finding that this is a time of many transitions for me!

From summer to school (and to autumn),
From Grade 11 to Kindergarten,
From English to French,

and here is one last big transition for me:

Most of us go through transitions at this time of year. What are yours?

Feel free to write your sentence in any form, include images, sound, whatever you like to illustrate your transitions.
As always, commenting will be moderated until next weekend when the sentences go public.

I’m looking forward to reading them!