May 16 2016

Behind the Scenes!

Karen Harrington is an amazing author! I have read and loved all of her books! Her newest book, Mayday, comes out this week. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy and many of my students have already read and LOVED it! Today on twitter, Karen Harrington announced a blog series about her new book called, 20 Days of Backstory. It’s a behind the scenes look at the creation of this powerful book. Here’s her first entry. I can’t wait to get a behind the scenes peek at this book. Thank you Karen!

May 4 2016

Wishes Come True

Today I read wonder #1683 on Wonderopolis, called Can You Make a Wish Come True? I learned that ancient Greeks thought that smoke from candles brought prayers to the gods and that’s why we make a wish when we blow out candles on a birthday cake. People in England started wishing on eyelashes more than one hundred and fifty years ago. 

I think wishes are hopeful. My cousin always wishes when it’s 11:11 or 12:34. It makes me smile. I believe in hope and hard work. I make wishes, but I don’t stop there. What do you wish for when you make wishes? 

I wish for all people to be treated with love and kindness.
I wish for joy and success for all of my students.
I wish that I finish writing my book and get it published.
I wish to live at the beach.
I wish for sunshine…

What are your wishes? 

April 20 2016

National Poetry Month Day 20

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#NaPoWriMo

#NaPoWriMo

Silence

blankets the classroom

except for the occasional click 

and the hard work

of sixth grade brain waves

as they,

once again,

test.

 

 

April 19 2016

National Poetry Month Day 19

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Poetry is

dangerous.

There’s nowhere to

hide.

Carefully chosen words

express emotions.

 

Strong sentiments

for all the world to

see.

 

No masks

No protection

 

Words display

Words reveal

Words

Words

Words

 

Oh, fierce poetry

How I love you!

April 18 2016

National Poetry Month Day 18

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I don’t feel like

writing today

but here I am,

I show up.

 

I’ve missed

many days

I feel like

I’ve failed,

still

I show up.

 

I’ve learned

that life is

messy,

unexpected,

hard, and

beautiful…

and the only

thing I must

do is this…

I show up.

#NaPoWriMo

#NaPoWriMo

Sharing an original poem everyday in the month of April.
Happy National Poetry Month!