Take a Peek into Room 404
Week of January 6, 2014
This week we will look at "emotional poetry" and use many mentors to help us craft our own poems. We return to the heart map that we started at the beginning of the year as inspiration. I hope that your child finds that poetry isn't all that scary and they can do it easily!
Where Do Poems Hide?
by Kitty Strauss
Where do poems hide?
They're sifting in the fine dust on a Nebraska dirt road
swirling in rainbow-gasoline pools near the dock
lazily steaming off pavement after a summer rain shower
singing a tangle of cricket night songs.
Can you see them?
They're hiding behind the "Employees Only" sign
wedged in the junkyard between two parked cars
sleeping softly in a dusty attic trunk
corked up tightly in dandelion wine.
If you look you can find them...
They're buried in the pile of discards at Goodwill
spinning in the dryer at the neighborhood laundromat
whispering in the window of the corner pawnshop
drifting silently in copper autumn leaves.
- Monday:Symphony field trip (wear your Sunday best/nice attire); Chess/Scrabble at 2:30
- Tuesday: Reading Benchmark
- Thursday: UIL competition (you should know already if your child is attending)