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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Let's Face It!


When I go to conferences I get the, "Are you Chalk-A-Bration Betsy?" Mind you, this doesn't happen often and I think the first person to do this was Franki Sibberson (who to this day introduces me to people this way). But when it does, it is the coolest feeling. Today someone said, "Chalk-A-Bration is a movement." Really, I thought? A Movement? I guess it kind of is. A movement putting a focus on poetry. To build community. To share a piece of ourselves with the world in a positive way. A way that makes people smile. I was thinking about this a lot today and it made me happy. I didn't ever think Chalk-A-Bration would be much of anything. I thought it would be something I did on my own and maybe someone else would join in occasionally. Although, the winter months have been tough, I sense a lot of participants in the near future. I felt like some of the people I met today were itching to get their chalk out and get started. So exciting. I can hardly wait for March 31st!

8 comments:

  1. Fun! This is the first I"ve heard of Chalk-a-bration--and I love this idea! Planning to get my students (and my own kiddos) involved! :)

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  2. It's good to be known for something, and Chalkabration is a great thing you have created! What could be better, you get people writing poetry.

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  3. This has a certain "glow", Betsy! That's exciting to hear! Maybe a book is down the road!

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  4. ahhh... I like it and I did know something but what a groundswell growing :)

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  5. Wow! I love the idea of writing poetry with chalk on the ground. Will have to see what I might be able to do around this.

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  6. Betsy - you started a movement! you're a trend setter!! I want to join in - I always "forget". And by "forget", I mean I'm too scaredy-cat to try.

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  7. Don't forget as soon as the snow melts we need to get going on the green house transformation into the chalk house!

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  8. Little L, Baby J, and I are totally going to give CHALKABRATION a try this year! (Only, here in VT the snow won't melt for a while, so we'll have to get a little creative with our chalk-a-brat-ing).

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