“What a great day of coincidences!” I declared to the car on the way home from Ghostbusters last night.
“What is a coincidence?” my youngest asked.
To be honest, I couldn’t exactly define it, so I gave him the examples he needed to understand.
A coincidence is when you are out berry picking, and everyone randomly starts talking about turtles. Then one appears on the side of the trail.
A coincidence is when you show up 40 minutes early for the swimming lessons at the camp in the middle of nowhere, so you decide to drive around randomly looking for a snack distraction, and you laugh at your children when one says he wants Subway, and another says he wants Bulk Barn. Then, out of nowhere, on the country road, you see a Smart Centre. What stores does it have? Of course, there is a Subway and a Bulk Barn. Not that you go to both!
A coincidence is when you forgot you signed up for swimming lessons this week, so you decide to go to the evening showing of Ghostbusters instead of the matinee you had originally planned on and your husband comes home from work four hours early, so you can all go together!
A day of happy coincidences!
It might be fun to add 'tell a short story to illustrate the meaning of a word' as an option for vocabulary exploration. I'll have a solid example!
Good morning Slicers,
Instead of getting up to mark and plan in the summer, I like to get up and write. I join Kate Messner, Gae Polisner, Jo Knowles, Jennifer Vincent and their crew of guest authors who generously support us through the writing process at #TeachersWrite. They are infinitely inspiring!
On Sunday's post, guest author, Erika Perl, challenged us to "write a love letter to an inanimate object or an intangible concept." She gave us a beautiful example with her letter to fiction.
It was a very fun exercise, so for my Slice, here is my letter to writing itself!
Who Am I?
I'm a Teacher Librarian and Grade 7 Language Teacher.
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