Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Before I share my poem, I have a favor to ask of any of you teachers. I will be presenting very soon about writing poetry with students. My audience will be pre-service teachers in a course about literacy for birth through grade 3, and I’d love any of you teachers out there (and I know how many passionate educators take part in Poetry Friday) to share ONE tip or piece of advice for these teachers. I’ll round these up, credit you, of course, and include them in my presentation. Feel free to include your school and grade level (even if it’s above grade 3) in your comment if you’d like. Thank you so much! I appreciate being able to pass on some of the wisdom of teachers already in the classroom.
Now, on to this week’s poem. I have a dim, teeny, tiny office with one window. The blinds open from the bottom AND the top, and I always have the blinds open while I’m writing. I love being able to glimpse whatever weather and sky awaits outside. I don’t want to hang curtains or a valance or anything that would block the light at all.
I also have a set of foreign-language editions of my three Can Be… books that got ruined by a spill. :>( The books are no longer useable, but I didn’t want Violeta Dabija’s beautiful colors to go to waste. I decided to do a little craft project.
And today (I’m writing this on Wednesday), I wrote a poem and created this imagepoem while riding the bike at the gym.
I love glancing to the right as I walk at my treadmill desk and seeing these lovely little companions!
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with Matt Forrest Esenwine. I can’t wait to get my hands on his new collaboration with Charles Ghigna!