Monday, April 29, 2013

Goodbye Poetry Month!

It's time for Slice of Life Tuesday, hosted by Ruth and Stacey at Two Writing Teachers.
     #slice2013

         It's the last day of April, poetry month, and I'm still writing some poems from Mary Lee Hahn's photo prompts from the Wikimedia Commons at A Year of Reading.

Photos by Gideon Pisanty (Gidip) גדעון פיזנטי, from Wikimedia Commons
          The final line of the Progressive Poem that's been growing all the month will be presented by April Halprin Wayland.  Find the link on the list to the right.

          And Betsy, from Teaching Young Writers, is holding a Chalkabration today at the end of Poetry Month.  I've written a poem to go with a photo of a bee for Mary Lee's photo, and chalked with an App this time.  Unfortunately, I have moved and cannot find my chalk.

           Happy May everyone; it's supposed to snow here on May Day!


23 comments:

  1. Love that you have decided that the bee has knees that are fat and golden and pollen fuzzy. Now I know that I'm not the only one. I can wait to see them in the garden. xo Snow!!!!

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    1. Thanks, I'm waiting, waiting for those bees!

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  2. We like the bumblebee writing. We like the bee picture. We love it.
    ~Mrs. Hubbard's Class

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    1. Thank you students in Mrs. Hubbard's class. I like writing about animals I learn about. This year a class at my school is learning all about bees and have their own hive! They will begin selling honey this coming year!

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  3. Linda,
    I love your poem today! The rhythm is great..."busy buzzy" and "pollen fuzzy." Thanks for sharing you poem along with the picture! My students had to get creative today with their chalking too...we use large black sheets of paper to chalk on today since we had buckets of rain falling!

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    1. What crazy weather for everyone this spring. I guess we should be writing about weather! I'll be over to see what you did! Thanks Robin!

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  4. I love this poem, Linda....busy buzzy, pollen fuzzy....just wonderful to say and visualize.

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  5. Love the poem, but inquiring minds have got to know...what's the APP?!?! :-)

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    1. I used Chalk Draw this time Mary Lee, but I have still another called Chalk. Both are fun, easy, & mailable! Thanks!

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  6. I need to get this app, it will help me get through this rainy rainy rainy...did I say rainy?? SEASON!

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    1. The two titles are Chalk Draw and Chalk-free on the IPad, IPhone, etc.

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  7. The bees have been busy in my neighborhood. The crab apple tree was especially buzzing. Unfortunately those knees have not collected all the pollen floating around. Everything is coated with a layer of yellow-green dust. Achoo!

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    1. We are so, so late this year. I know that yellow pollen-from the pines & other evergreens I think. We really do have snow coming tonight. I really wonder if there is going to be another bloom! I bought a huge bouquet of flowers the other day to brighten things! I did love your photos, Elsie!

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  8. Linda,
    I enjoyed your chalk poem about bees. I'm going to have to check out Chalk Draw. Thanks for the tip!

    I have enjoyed following your blog and the many other events happening during this month. I've learned a lot about where poetry ideas can be found. I've enjoyed the energy it has all provided for me in the classroom.

    Here's hoping you see bees soon! I know you're working hard to find spring.

    Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy. Yes, we are waiting, waiting... Snow tonight & then warming up a bit. It's been fun writing with Mary Lee, hasn't it? I wonder what May will bring?

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  9. Linda,
    One of stories we study in reading is all about the bees! Love your poem! It so beautifully describes what is happening to the bees as they work!

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    1. I had to do some research for this poem, Amy. You can tell your students! Thank you!

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  10. Linda, my students know you as the lady in Denver with the deer story. I share my blog with them and we always look to see who has commented. I love the poem about the bees. My students liked the wordplay with busy buzzy and pollen fuzzy. Thanks for helping keep us focused on poetry all month long! Now I have a totally unrelated question for you. Tell me about the All Write Institute that I keep hearing about from other bloggers.

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    1. It's this two day wonderful conference with Ruth & other great people, all about writing. Look it up- in Warsaw, Indiana-I'm going for the first time-so excited! Can you go? So glad to hear about your class & poetry!

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    2. The deer are still around-send me your e-mail-will send more pics!

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  11. My favorite piece- busy buzzing~
    This describes my first graders, I just might borrow these words.
    Like many here I have made note of the chalk apps!
    Deb

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    1. Thank you-glad you like it & have fun with the apps

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