Margaret at Reflections on the Teche is hosting and has an ode to strawberry jam and reflects on the kindness of friends.
Yesterday was the 54th anniversary of the first lunar landing. I was sixteen and in France. I pulled out the French papers yesterday, photographed them and that was as far it got as I had lunch with a friend to celebrate our both in Club 70 (she joined in June).
Head over to Margaret at Reflections on the Teche and wish her a happy birthday. She's hosting today. She was greeted with a rainbow for her birthday and has a poem from William Wordsworth.
Summer is for Poetry Swaps
When I returned from my travels, this swap was waiting for me. Linda Mitchell outdid herself with this "Junk Journal" which is more like a piece of art. and for me, a mentor example to create my own junk journal about Scotland.
an old book
for starry dream doodles
© jone rush macculloch
New Blog Post Alert!
I'm adding "Monday Musings" to my blog. Here is the link for this past Monday.
Thanks to Linda at TeacherDance for hosting Poetry Friday this week. she begins the weekend with Halloween fun.
I felt like I was riding a bike with training wheels last Friday. I was asked to sub for a teacher at my former school. The last time I subbed for this teacher it was in first grade. He now teaches fifth grade. Many of his first graders are in his class and were they excited to know that we would write poems.
I decided to try Ekphratic poems. Using the photo fromMargaret's post and Lee Bennet Hopkins book, WORLD MAKE WAY: New Poems Inspired by Art from the Metropolitan Museum, and a couple of my own photos, we dove it.
I shared Irene Latham's "This is the Hour" from the book and Lee Bennet Hopkins poem and "Endgame". We also talked about what we noticed on the Dragonfly wing photo as well as the two photos below. I then provided some scaffolding for creating a poem and let the students choose. Students took to the "Why" poem format that Margaret recently used with students
Cooper asked to write his own poem after he wrote one for one of the photos. He said he wants to be a writer.
I think he understand line breaks.
I revised with students using Padlet. Did you know that you can print from Padlet? That was my new learning last week.
Xavier wanted to write his own poem. He and I worked together as he read his poem as I wrote it down.
Please note: Ellie's poem needs a revision but I have not heard back on a couple questions I have for her.
Elisabeth at Unexpected Intersections
is hosting Poetry Friday today. It's going to be a fun party as she and others celebrate Jane Yolen's 400th book, Bear Outside. Poets in the community are writing after the style of Yolen's eight line, rhyming poem, “What the Bear Knows”.
Join the party, the topic is What the ____ Knows.
Last week I shared my Poetry Swap from Janet ClareFagel . This week, Janet is my guest blogger. And it's an honor to share her Summer Swap treasures from Margaret Simon and myself.
Summer Poem Swap
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2023 Progressive Poem
April 1 Mary Lee Hahn, Another Year of Reading
April 2 Heidi Mordhorst, My Juicy Little Universe
April 3 Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 4 Buffy Silverman
April 5 Rose Cappelli, Imagine the Possibilities
April 6 Donna Smith, Mainely Write
April 7 Margaret Simon, Reflections on the Teche
April 8 Leigh Anne, A Day in the Life
April 9 Linda Mitchell, A Word Edgewise
April 10 Denise Krebs, Dare to Care
April 11 Emma Roller, Penguins and Poems
April 12 Dave Roller, Leap Of Dave
April 13 Irene Latham Live You Poem
April 14 Janice Scully, Salt City Verse
April 15 Jone Rush MacCulloch
April 16 Linda Baie, TeacherDance
April 17 Carol Varsalona, Beyond Literacy Link
April 18 Marcie Atkins
April 19 Carol Labuzzetta at The Apples in My Orchard
April 20 Cathy Hutter, Poeturescapes
April 21 Sarah Grace Tuttle, Sarah Grace Tuttle’s Blog,
April 22 Marilyn Garcia
April 23 Catherine, Reading to the Core
April 24 Janet Fagal, hosted by Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 25 Ruth, There is no Such Thing as a God-Forsaken Town
April 26 Patricia J. Franz, Reverie
April 27 Theresa Gaughan, Theresa’s Teaching Tidbits
April 28 Karin Fisher-Golton, Still in Awe Blog
April 29 Karen Eastlund, Karen’s Got a Blog
April 30 Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting, and Writing