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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Photohunt: Letters



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I have fallen victim to the email, and the only letters I get are bills. I am having a different take for this theme.

As a teacher, I encourage students to sound out the words. Letters in different combinations form words, and words in different combination form instructions.

addition: Shopping carts in New Zealand are called trolleys. http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2010/03/save-world-green-thursday-be.html

17 comments:

Judith said...

we have plenty of those signs around our supermarket too...lol

jams o donnell said...

Blunt and to the point! Great take on the theme

Jama said...

Even with our system of using $1 coin to use the trolley, some people still push the trollies home! some are just being abandoned near the neighbourhood!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

You my dear friend, I'm sure, you are one terrific teacher. Congrats to your students being lucky enough to have you nurture their thoughts and actions!!

Regarding Halloween...it's more a traditional day that originated in Ireland where the actions of putting out gourds to protect their doorways from evil spirits....dressing them scary. Here is a link http://www.halloweenhistory.org/ to help you understand [but for me, it's just having fun and decorating my home]

RuneE said...

That should clearify the issue...

srp said...

They are really serious about those carts!!!

rainfield61 said...

I wrote letter the most when I was 145km apart with my girl friend, who is my wife now.

Ginny said...

So people are stealing trolleys there? Where is that sign?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What are Trolleys in your country, Ann??? Trolleys here are GREAT BIG streetcars.. They run on tracks --so it would be hard for them to ever go beyond where the tracks are.... I assume you are talking about something different....

I miss the old way of getting mail.... I have hand-written letters from my mother --and from my Dad to my Mom back about 1918 or so.... We just don't see letter like that much anymore... Kinda sad!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Lew said...

We need some of those letters (and the law) here. The trolleys from a nearby food store end up around the neighborhood. I am glad there was no damage from the earthquake in Samoa.

Glennis said...

Very much to the point but not very much listened to, trolleys are found just everywhere, in rivers and streams and in the Marina around here, as well as in back yards.
But not in mine!
Actually these trolleys cost over a $100 apparently so are valuable to the super markets.

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

Someone I know in NZ participates in the annual Trolley Race in his town.

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

Thanks for your comment.

My mother has Alzheimer's. She's 86 so it is late-onset so her progress is different from a younger person who has it. She's on medication which seems to help a little and it will slow the progress a little. It is hard to have seen the deterioration thus far but she is still "her" and I want to spend as much time enjoying that, as long as I can.

Re: the trolley races. My friend broke his shoulder two years ago during the race! He and his young son both enter the Nelson Trolley Derby every year, both with different trolleys.

Here is his son in one from a couple of years ago. http://www.derby.co.nz/2007/photos/nippers-start-line-nelson-mail-157318.jpg

YTSL said...

Wow, those people who put up the sign sure sound serious! :O

George said...

I think this is a very creative use of the theme. Thanks for the explanation of what a trolley is -- it helps explain the sign.

Carver said...

Good sign for the theme. I miss letters but also rely mostly on email.

Evelyn said...

Interesting photo. They should put up signs like this here at the supermarkets, so that the trolleys don't end up all over the suburbs.