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The End of the Quarter October 14, 2011

Filed under: poetry,slice of life writing,thoughts,wn entry — hey2blondie @ 9:17 pm

The end of the quarter

Seems to creep up

On me and my students

What can I do to get my grade up?

Do your assignments when they are due

Can I get extra credit?

Um, let me think about it?

Can I?

Um, no…

Seriously?

Seriously!

The end of the quarter

Seems to creep up

On me and my students

May I take an AR test?

Not if it is The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food

Why?

You’re a fifth grader.

It’s a fourth grade level.

Why have you waited until today to take a test?

The end of the quarter

Seems to creep up

On me and my students

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Papers everywhere

Grades here and there

Comments and conduct

I wish you all good luck

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First Day Delights August 11, 2011

Filed under: back to school,poetry,slice of life writing,thoughts,wn entry — hey2blondie @ 8:22 pm

 

 

I love the first day of school

Freshly waxed floors

Welcoming classrooms

New shoes

Crisp uniforms

Happy smiles with contagious laughter

Hugs from previous students

Eager eyes wait in anticipation of the new year

Questions, questions, questions

Answers, answers, answers

 

Poets at Heart April 15, 2011

Filed under: poetry,teachers who write,writing activities — hey2blondie @ 10:49 am

Today my class and I wrote cinquains. Basically it is a poem with the following structure:

noun

description of noun

action

feeling or effect

synonym of the initial noun

Here’s mine:

Books

Endless adventures

Read to get away

Full of hope

Novels

 

Please click on the other poems by my seventh graders.

 

 

 

This is not a cinquain, but it is a great poem.

 

Ode To My Tub March 28, 2011

Filed under: poetry,slice of life writing — hey2blondie @ 7:59 pm

Oh, how I love thee

You warm me

You  relax my aching body

Bubbles and salts are the key

Twenty minutes is all I need

For my legs and knees to feel relief

Bathtub, I can’t live without you

You complete me

Oh, how I love thee

 

To My Loving Husband February 14, 2011

Filed under: poetry,slice of life writing,thoughts,wn entry — hey2blondie @ 4:53 pm
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To My Loving Husband

Words cannot express
The love I have for you
I must confess
That I don’t always appreciate all you do
I’m very fortunate to have a husband like you
My thank you is so much past due
I couldn’t ask for a better father
To EmmaBeth our daughter
You support me all the way
Even when I give you dismay
We have a wonderful connection
That doesn’t need perfection
My days are sunny
When I have you, my bunny

Happy Valentine’s Day
2011
Love, Andi

 

Today You Turn Two February 8, 2011

This poem is dedicated to my daughter, EB. She was born February 8, 2009.

by Andi N.

 

Today you turn two

Good for you

Sad for me

Oh, how I love you EB

Time ticks away

I wish you could stay

This way

Giggles and smiles

Frustrations and trials

The adventure starts

Where we both do our parts

Of living, loving, and learning

Today you turn two

Good For you

Sad for me

Oh, how I love you EB

 

 

 

 

Another Snow Day ~ Three Word Phrases Poem January 20, 2011

Filed under: ideas for writer's notebook,poetry,thoughts,wn entry,writing activities — hey2blondie @ 10:00 pm

Stay up late

Watch  my shows

Piddle on computer

Watch it snow

Another snow day

What to do?

Sleep in late

Jammies all day

Snuggle with EB

Snowflakes flutter delicately

Frolicking with delight

Smiles on faces

Assemble a snowman

Wet cold fingers

Chattering of teeth

Sipping hot chocolate

Snuggle with EB

Another snow day

 

I love to use three word phrases in class. Compact thoughts in three words!