Saturday, December 7, 2013

Now, That's What I Call a Great Gift!!!

This weekend's Trifextra challenge was to use Myopic, dazzle and basin  in our story, somehow, some way.   I think I have done that in the spirit of holiday gift-giving.   Please enjoy this story.

On a related note,  I am looking forward to being some Trifectan's secret Santa, too.  Can't wait to share a part of my world with one of you out there in this terrific community of ours.  Take care, everyone!  :)



Now, That's What I Call a Great Gift!!!

The Word of the Day flip-it calendar arrived.
Class word lists soon changed,

Basin replaced bay,
dazzle bumped shine, 
myopic/your-opic, whatever.......the kids would visualize that soon enough.

The richness of words.

Priceless.












25 comments:

  1. The richness of words! I couldn't agree more!

    I liked this piece, Tom!

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  2. Myopic/your-opic that's funny. And yes, the richness of words.. nothing better.

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    1. Funny how inspiration starts..........was imagining sharing the challenge at school and trying to explain what "myopic" meant. Knowing some of the kids, I could just imagine the "my-opic/your-opic" response pouring out of their mouths. The words made me smile when I said them to myself and, as soon as I smiled, I knew where I was headed with this piece. Glad you liked it. :)

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  3. Tom, I always, always, enjoy reading your take on these prompts. My first thought with this was what a difference it will make to your students to have a teacher who enjoys words and stories like you do! :))))

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    1. Let's hope so. If nothing else, it sure can't hurt. :) Thanks, as always, Jo-Anne!!! :)

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  4. That was a brilliant piece Tom and it instantly took me back to lovely memories of my school days :)
    It must really feel so good to have a wonderful teacher like you!

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    1. Thank you for your very kind words. I appreciate them a lot! :)

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  5. Wow Tom!Fantastic take-loved this:-)

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  6. Oh I loved this! The richness of words is priceless - and you captured that in this piece!

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    1. Thanks, Momo! I appreciate your comments immensely. :)

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  7. Oh my word calander is coming to a stop...

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  8. Wonderful. Fab write. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Lots going on. Thankful to keep a bit of sanity by participating in the weekend challenges. Glad I have this avenue to travel down. :)

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  9. Ha! Love word calendars but this "Myopic/your-opicctotally had me smile. You're entries are one of two things to me...beautiful and/or clever!!! Looking for Joe2s entry now.

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  10. Hey Tom,
    Can't find Joe2s entry that you referenced on my blog and I want to read it. What am I missing (why can't I find it)? Any light you can shed would be greatly appreciated!
    Gina

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    1. His was called, "True Love" and was #4, I believe. Enjoy. :)

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  11. The richness of words - I love that it's a gift you pass on to your students every day, whether or not they realize it. Great piece!

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  12. Sweet, Tom! One of the best things you can pass on are words, I think.

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