Wednesday, September 22, 2010

World Peace Day

Today at school, we participated in World Peace Day by participating in Pinwheels for Peace, which was celebrated around the world. Nearly all of our students in grades K-12 made pinwheels for peace as a visual public statement about peace and we had a small ceremony this morning in front of the school.

I was the official/unofficial photographer and uploaded a set of photos to the website. The younger children seemed excited to have their pinwheel added to the front garden at school. 

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As I went around looking at all the beautiful designs, I realized again how glad I am to have this job. I realize this all the time, almost every day.

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Some of these are really quite beautiful.

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Our two art teachers, one of whom is my friend Margie (she’s the one who lent me Eat, Love, Pray), organized the creation of the pinwheels and the event itself.

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Groovy, man.

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I got so excited, I made another mosaic. I’m going to have it printed and hang it up in the school office.

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I looked up at one point and saw these four little birds along the weathervane at the top of the cupola.

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This is my friend, Margie. She’s really all that and a bag of chips.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

25 comments:

Cloudia said...

Wow

Stellar Day!


Thanks for sharing it in your inimitable fashion :)

Low Tide High Style said...

What a wonderful idea, and those pinwheels are all works of art! Great photos and if Margie is a friend of yours, than I'm sure she's super cool and I'd like her too! ;-)

Kat :)

Mary said...

The pinwheels are wonderful!!! It must be so much fun to be around all those creative kids and terrific teachers. And I'll bet they will love your mosaic hanging in the office! :)

TSannie said...

World Peace Day was not once mentioned at my (public) school! What's up with that???

I'm also thankful for my job - public school and all.

Lovely day you had!

Deb said...

what a cool idea...pin wheels for peace...

mrs mediocrity said...

they are gorgeous. someone told me just today about a t-shirt they saw that said "Envision whirled peas,"
it made me smile. and so did this post.

deborah said...

A very creative idea! Love all the pinwheels and the mosaic!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Very cool, Kate! And for a minute there, I was thinking about the old kitchen poster, "All we are asking is Give Peas A Chance". (snort) Or "Imagine Whirled Peas". (I'll stop now...I know. I'm sick!)
xoxo
Donna

Lorna said...

You have the most fabulous pictures. I feel positively high scrolling through them; bedazzling...thank you! I love the pinwheels for World Peace Day. Enjoyed discovering you!

Karen said...

What a fun project... definitely print out that mosaic and frame it. What a beautiful school, too! ... It's say Margie's bag of chips probably also comes with a dip :-)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

These are really beautiful. You're fortunate to have a job you love, one which also allows you to take pictures.

Jayne said...

How fun! I teach creativity like that along with a reason to create... good lessons. Wonderful photos. They chose a great photographer! :c)

Mental P Mama said...

How wonderful! I want to work there....

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love it... wonderful job you have :)

Madi and Mom said...

What beautiful pictures to celebrate the day!!!

Lovely blue sky too.
Madi and Mom

Daryl said...

Awesome pinwheels and a truly lovely friend!

altar ego said...

All that and a bag of chips. Love that!

And these are gorgeous pinwheels. Is there a picture of the field of them? Just wondering.

And I have to ask, because this just seems to fit... are you at a Friends school? The whole peace thing is just so, well, Friendly.

I didn't even know if was Peace Day. I think next year our Sunday school kids need to do something related to this. Must remember, must remember, must remember...

And what a gorgeous day you seem to have had, too.

Please give Margie an atta girl from me!

Carolynn said...

I love those! They ARE beautiful. I like the photo of the birds too. It looks and sounds like you do work in a great place.

Blessings,
Carolynn

The Japanese Redneck said...

A neat weathervane and a great idea by the art teachers.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Char said...

who cannot be happy and hopeful when looking at pinwheels? what a great project.

Ashley Sisk said...

These photos are great - the pinwheels are so creative!

Dawn said...

That is Beautiful!!!
I would love a hundred of them spinning in my yard right now.

(I used your photo naming contest idea. :)) Hope you don`t mind....

Happy day to you!
dawn

Oliag said...

How creative! and how wonderful to have children celebrate peace! I think it should be a national holiday:)
xo

Love the colors in those pinwheels!

Fearless Nester said...

Your mosaic will be an awesome poster for the school, what a great idea! I think those 4 birds appeared on the weathervane as a symbol for achieving world peace in all directions. Yes, very groovy man! ~Lili

Country Girl said...

Hey, thanks all. And to Lorna, high? And bedazzled? Wow! Thanks so much.

~ C.G.