Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Day 15 SOL 16: Questions, Let's Ask Questions

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Today I was talking with my friend, Julie, about an upcoming iBook project we will soon be tackling.  Julie has worked with iBooks before, but this is all new to me.  As we talked I began asking questions.  How will be do this collaboratively?  What will we need others to contribute?  Will we use a template?  Can we add to the book later?  Does everyone have to send their books to Apple before they become iBooks?  The questions were rolling out faster than Julie could even listen to them.  Finally, she looked at me and said, "Do you know this is Question Week?"

What?!?!  There's a question week.  I just love questions.  It appears question week has been organized by Warren Berger, the author of A More Beautiful Question.  I had to stop by the blog to check it out.  Sure enough, there are all kinds of links and activities suggested for question week.  Did you know you might tackle any problem with these three questions?  Did you realize that asking eight questions might lead you to your passion?  Who knew?  Right. 

Realizing that a week had been dedicated to questions, made me ask more questions.  What other little celebrations in life have I been missing?  It turns out that National Chocolate Day will be celebrated on October 28th, National Coffee Day is September 29th, and July 30th is National Cheesecake Day.  Yes, please!!  

If you're feeling exhausted, no worries.  Apparently March 18th is World Sleep Day.  I think we'll need it after trying to survive another time change.  I don't know about you, but I stay up way too late, struggle to get out of bed, and then find I need a nap in the afternoon.  Of course, the nap makes it hard to go to sleep...and the cycle continues.  I'll get it fixed on March 18th.  

March has St. Patrick's Day, but are there other holidays I may be missing?  Well, it turns out March is full of unusual holidays we can celebrate.  I was sad when I realized I missed National Nametag Day on the 10th.  That would have been such fun to celebrate!  On the 12th I could have celebrated National Fanny Pack Day.  Where is my fanny pack anyway?  It's been nearly a decade since I last saw it.  I did not celebrate National Moth-er Day yesterday.  True confessions:  I am terrified of moths.  Strange, I know.  Everyone needs to know tomorrow is No Selfie Day --- practice some self-control, friends.  I'm really excited to wrap up the month on the 26th with Make Up Your Own Holiday Day.  Nice!  What holiday will I make up?  Oh, the possibilities.  (stop by Mental Floss for 18 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in March.)

Did you know it was National Question Week?  Are you wondering how people everywhere are celebrating?  I'm thinking during this week we are not required to have answers, just lots of questions.  So dig deep into your inner nerd and start asking questions.  Why not?


For the month of March I will be participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.  It will be a busy month of writing, commenting, and learning with this community.  Stop by today's link up to join the conversation or find some great reading.


12 comments:

  1. I did not know that it was Question Week - but leave it to our friend Julie to know this :)

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  2. My husband was laughing at me and my daughter when we told him yesterday was Pi Day and he needed to go buy us a pie. He said we just make stuff up like Oreo Day and National Pancake Day. Wait until I tell him about this one! He will think we have really lost it! How exciting about the iBook! Can't wait to read it.

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  3. I thought every week was question week. ;-)
    I love how you began sharing how you're stretching yourself with iBook, then celebrating question week, and finally reminding us about all the wonderful days to celebrate.

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  4. I thought every week was question week. ;-)
    I love how you began sharing how you're stretching yourself with iBook, then celebrating question week, and finally reminding us about all the wonderful days to celebrate.

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  5. I did know about most of these holidays - nice to think about every day being a to celebrate! I wonder if it would make our world a happier place! Thanks for sharing - I will keep asking questions!! I love that book by the way.
    Clare

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  6. I love how your mind works, Cathy! Now, I have so many more things to think about. :) Happy Question Week! Your questions always keep me on my toes.

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    1. Alright ladies, I'm curious please Slice about this new upcoming iBook. I have a question: What is the focus?

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  7. I am so glad we have you to let us know about these very important days that we need to make sure to celebrate!

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  8. I am so glad we have you to let us know about these very important days that we need to make sure to celebrate!

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  9. I had a student write an SOL very similar to this - all about weird holidays. I desperately need World Sleep Day! Fun slice. :-)

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  10. I am of the opinion you don't actually need a special day to ask questions, but it's nice to know that it exists! And did you know that the day after the switch to Daylight Savings Time is called National Nap Day? Who knew?!!
    Can't wait to hear more about the iBook!

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  11. I laughed when I read this because John has been accusing me of always asking questions. To me, it makes sense that the only way you learn anything is to ask questions. He just shakes his head and smiles as I say, don't you get what I am saying!!??

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