Looking for floating metaphors for your Days

dayinsentenceiconMary is hosting this week’s Day in a Sentence and her call for words is one that I don’t think we have done yet. She asks you to reflect on your week or your day by comparing it to a ship or boat.

Come join us over at Mary’s blog, Writing With Technology.

Leave your sentence/metaphor at her blog in the comment box, and she will be collecting and then publishing them all together in the coming days. Everyone is invited (that means you, dear reader).

Peace (on the waves),
Kevin

Day in a Tabloid Headline

I am running a bit late with Day in a Sentence, which asked for a Day in a Tabloid Headline. But here they are, and I was happy that a few of you took me up on teh offer to use the newspaper generator, which is fun to use.

First, the ones on their own:

  • Teacher sets new record for consecutive days of playing catch-up. — Mr. Mansour
  • RESTORING JUSTICE
    Teachers learn how to resolve conflict and assist healing using restorative conversations. — Shaun
  • GRADUATION EXAMS FINALLY FINISHED–NO REPORTED FATALITIES AMONG STUDENTS OR FACULTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Art
  • MOM AND DAD RECEIVE SHOCKING NEWS FROM THE WOMB: I AM A GIRL!!!!!! — sara (yeah!!)
  • Teachers, students – missing! — Tracy (spring break report)
  • STRUGGLING SECOND GRADER LEARNS TO READ, REPORTS “MOBY DICK WAS GREAT. I’M READING CRIME AND PUNISHMENT NEXT.” — Matt
  • KEEP THE N IN NWP! CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN! — Bonnie

And here are the newspaper headlines, which I decided to share as a Flickr slideshow, but which means that the names of the contributors get left off, so thanks to: Connie, Aram, Lynn J., Lynne C., and Nancy C. for their submissions here (plus, I added my original and a new one).

Peace (in the daze),
Kevin

Day in a Tabloid Headline (Sentence)

dayinsentenceicon

So, we missed last round of Day in a Sentence. Sorry about that. And I am away this weekend, so all collections of your words will have to wait to be published until early next week. Which gives you plenty of time to boil down the essence of your day or y0ur week, and then use a bit of hyperbole, and (this was a suggestion from one of you), create a DAY IN A TABLOID HEADLINE.

Sure, use capital letters. Exclamation points are good, too. It’s all about the shouting this week. And word play. So, have fun with your DAY IN A TABLOID HEADLINE!!!!!!!!

You can submit your headline by using the comment box on this post. All the headlines will go into my holding cell, where I shall feed the words on bread and water until they give up the truth and nothing but the truth. Freedom is but a week away, however.

🙂

Here is mine — it has to do with a big Benefit Concert we are doing tonight to collect books for needy schools and donations for Pennies for Peace. My brain is full with the planning of it. I used the fun Newspaper Clipping Image Generator to create mine (if you want to do the same, then email the photo file to dogtrax(at)gmail(dot)com and I will include it).

Peace (and I mean it!),
Kevin

A Bit of Alliteration for Our Days

I’ll admit it: I was worried that folks were either against alliteration or losing interest in Days in a Sentence this week (or just plain did not have the time). On Friday, I had just two people send in a sentence (thanks Bonnie and Jim — and you can hear Jim podcast his sentence over at Vocaroo). So, I sent out a reminder to our email group and lo and behold, I ended up with 17 responses. Thank you to everyone!

I’ve been wanting to use Prezi for Days in a Sentence, so here it is: your alliterative days in a prezi (direct link to the show is here, since I know Prezi does not show up in Google Reader):

Peace (in perpetuity, please),
Kevin

Calling for Days in an Alliterative Sentence

dayinsentenceicon

Hello. I want to invite you all to join us for this week’s Day in a Sentence, with an alliterative twist. Please boil down your week or a day in your week to a single sentence, but use some fun alliteration with your words. Be creative and be reflective!

To participate, just add your alliterative day in a sentence to the comment section of this blog post. I will collect the sentences during the next few days and then release them to the wild on Sunday.

I look forward to reading your sentences. Every0ne is invited to participate. Come join the fun.

My sentence (and as podcast in Vocaroo):

We’re wandering around the world of words this week as we probe the origins of our laughingly liquid English language.

Peace (in the perspectives of all you people),
Kevin

The Day in a Sentence Wall

I was hoping we might reach 30 posts on our Day in a Sentence wall this week. The good thing? You can still add your ideas to our wall and keep the idea moving forward. Reflect and Connect!

Peace (on the wall),
Kevin

Day in a Sentence on a Wallwisher

Hello

I am back to hosting Day in a Sentence and it is cool to be doing it for the first time in 2010. I am going to direct folks to a Wallwisher site that I set up because it is just so darn easy to use and I want to show people what this site is and allow them to think about possibilities.

Are you new to Day in a Sentence?

Here is what it is all about:

  • You reflect on a day in your week or your entire week;
  • You boil down your reflection into a single sentence;
  • You share it out (in this case, on the Wallwisher, but often, we use a blog post)
  • By Sunday or so, we share out what everyone has written.

You are invited to join us! Come to the Wallwisher and leave a sentence. You can even add audio links, video links, or even your blog address with your sentence.

I wrote about my entry into Glogging with my students this week. We had a great time just saying that word, you know?

Peace (on the wall),
Kevin

PS — Oh, yeah, I can embed the wallwisher, too.