Monday, July 30, 2012

Still Summer...

         
Two Writing Teachers hosts a Slice of Life each Tuesday.  Please join Stacey and Ruth and the community for a wonderful time reading everyone's slices.  


        I am living my slice this week because my grandson is here visiting.  I'll share about our time and adventures together next week, but for now, it's the end of the month and time for Chalk-a-bration!  
        Betsy, at Teaching Young Writers, (whom I met during the Tuesday slices) has begun a tradition of what she calls a Chalk-a-Bration where poets write poems and chalk them for others to see.  Check out what everyone does today for this celebration.  August arrives tomorrow and with it our last summer days of some relaxing, some preparing, some "oh mys, where did the summer go?"  Here is my poem in tribute to still summer...  Thank you Betsy for your idea and for continuing it!


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  1. Fun poem! How did I miss chalk-a-bration days? I might try it even on a "Not Chalk-a-bration Day".

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    1. Betsy (& her husband) started it back in April, maybe? It is fun, & rather relaxing to put the poem out there for others to see, at least for a while. Thanks Donna.

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  2. Still Summer! And I love your line - "I'm on vacation, can't complain." Even though I'm starting to gear up for the school year, I'm still squeezing in time for celebrating summer every week.

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    1. And we all should savor these last days, Ramona. It seems as if we were just talking about the 'end' of the school year, now time to think about beginnings. Whew! Thanks.

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  3. A perfect summer poem using rhyme and chalk! Enjoy the time with your grandson chalking up wonderful memories!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. We will have a good time I know.

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  4. Now that's the way to enjoy a summer!

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  5. Love "reading books while in the shade, I top things off with lemonade." Love it! Still some summer left and I'm holding on tight. :)

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    1. Me too-not much left but I'll hang onto all. Thanks!

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  6. Hurray for summer! Love the poem. Enjoy the rest of your summer and the time with your grandson!

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    1. Thank you, Deb. We'll have a great time, I'm sure.

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  7. What a great celbration - in chalk and poem! Love those lines - reading with lemonade! Hope you have a wonderful time with your grandson!May the rest of the summer be enjoyable as well!

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    1. Thank you Beverley-much fun to look forward to.

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  8. "Flowers burst in blooming beat." I love how that line looks in my head. Our hydrangeas finally started to bloom and although they are much more modest this year, I still enjoy their blooming beat. Thanks for celebrating with me. The poem is a perfect summary of summer's offering.

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    1. I've been so busy all day, so time to thank everyone. Summer is so special, isn't it?

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  9. This is a great summer poem Linda! The rhythm and tone are so relaxing. It makes me want to grab a book and go read! Summer is slipping away so quickly...I want to hold on tightly to whatever is left!

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    1. Me too! Hold tight, it's nearly done. Ah-h-we wait & wait & it seems to go so quickly! Thanks, Robin.

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  10. Linda,
    Have fun spending time with your grandson, I know you will! Thanks for sharing your chalk-a-bration poem-my favorite line is "on vacation can't complain"! That is so true!
    Amy

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    1. Thank you Amy. No complaints on vacation, no way!

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  11. Your poem about reading in the shade sipping lemonade makes me want to abandon my computer and grab the novel I'm reading. Hmmm... Maybe I will (shortly).

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    1. Quite a lot to sneak in, isn't there, Stacey, before the official start of the school year. Hope you have some lovely good days!

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  12. I love the line...sprinklers spray instead of rain. People have even given up on the sprinkle here in the midwest. Yipee...we got some rain last night. Cute poem Linda ! xo nanc

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    1. We had some good rain too yesterday, but today it just rumbles, but no drops, sad to say. Thanks Nanc!

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  13. I always love seeing Betsy's chalk, so I was happy to see that you were joining her. I might have to do so sometime soon. It seems like a fun way to launch the school year as well. I enjoyed your summer poem - such a celebration of savoring the present season.

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    1. I hope you do join up sometime. It is fun, and you are right, it would be a great thing to start the year.

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  14. This sounds like fun! I am thinking it would be fun, too, to do with kids, maybe even during April Poetry month. I am wondering where you wrote it. If I did this, I would want to sit somewhere (maybe in the shade with a lemonade, and watch people's reactions…Have fun with your grandson!

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    1. This time, it was actually at the entrance to my house because amazingly it was sprinkling when I wrote, so had to be under a roof. Usually I am on the driveway. It would be fun for your students I know! Thanks Carol. Hope your college son is doing well.

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  15. Okay, this makes me REALLY want to try a chalk poem...

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  16. It's August. It's almost school time. This could give a reason to complain but it gives a bigger reason to enjoy the summer days where we can still relax, read and drink lemonade. I find that the little flower you drew adds more summer spirit to your poem.

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    1. Thank you Terje. I love holding onto the summer days, one last time!

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  17. This just puts a smile on my face!

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