Thursday, April 30, 2015

Z is for Zion

The star of David. Another reference to our Grade Three year together when we learned about the Hebrew people trying to find a home.

This form was also one we learned to draw free-hand in Grade Five and then with compass in Grade Six.

and this square fits in with today's theme too:

Every year I brought a Menorah into the classroom to light the candles and to tell the story of the miracle of the oil. Hannukah would fall in and around the time of Advent so in December our classroom was full of candle light in the morning while we would sing our favourite Hannukah and Christmas songs.

It was such a magical time of year.

All that music.

All that light.

All that hope.

All that peace.

And miracles.

There is always room in our lives for miracles.

And so the A to Z(ed) challenge has come to an end. It has been wonderful, and healing, to recollect my eight years together with this class. It also reminded me of the years I had with my first class as many of the adventures were the same.

This quilt is so precious to me.

I am sure if you have been following this month you will understand why.

I have met some new bloggers on this challenge, so now my morning coffee and blog reading time is very full. I love that I have made new friends from far away in this blogosphere.

Thanks again to Wendy of the Rock for talking me into this. And for Edwina for making our threesome complete.

I couldn't have done it without you two.


  1. Congratulations on finishing the challenge! I hope you had a great time! Don't forget about the Reflections posts! The linky list will be up on Monday on the main blog! :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

  2. Well done Mary-Anne. We all did it, and it has been lovely to visit you and Wendy every day to see what your posts have been about. I have loved hearing the story of your quilt, You are a really inspirational woman and it shows how much you are loved and admired by your students, by the beautiful work they have put into it,

  3. Thanks for the mention... I'm so very grateful for the 3-Amigos...3- Witches...3 Wise Women... What are we going to call ourselves?
    ...and I cannot thank you enough for keeping me company, not just this month, but all the time... xxx

  4. It's kind of amazing to get to the end of this, isn't it?

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

  5. Your A to Z has been a joy for me to follow along.What will I read now that you're finished? xo

    1. well there is a one week challenge starting May 11!

  6. I haven't had time to read all of your letters but from just the few I have managed I can tell how amazing your quilt is and how many special memories it conjures up for you. What a lovely gift and it surely shows what a special teacher your students think you are.

    1. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment.


Add your thoughts....join the conversation.