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We departed from our typical routine today of writing in response to a picture prompt. Today, we listened and watched poems, we discussed them and compared experiencing poetry to reading poetry. After responding, we brainstormed – everyday ideas that might become the subject of poems. Then we wrote. We thought, we talked, we wrote. Below […]
In fairy tales Things always begin With “Once upon a time…” And poems begin With ideas and words Joined by rhythm and rhyme. So whether you’re reading Of princes and knights You’ll likely find Love and laughter. And poetry is My life’s true love A real-life “Happily ever after.” Author’s note: This is very much […]
The kids were up later than usual, one of their particular perks of spring break and the fun of Gramma and Papa’s house. We piled atop one another, fleece jammies slipping on nylon sleeping bags – it might be spring break, but we’re still in the U.P. where temps are hovering in the 30s and […]