Thursday, January 30, 2014

Winter Chalking



Betsy Hubbard, a teacher who manages two blogs, Teaching Young Writers and I Think In Poems, and writes for Two Writing Teachers, also started a tradition at the end of the month last year sometime where some of us link up after having "chalked" a poem on our sidewalks or driveways somewhere.  I've been using a chalk app, but today, with snow falling, I thought I'd take a picture and use Skitch to share a chalky poem.  Here's the result of chalking in the snow!

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  1. Cute poem, Linda. The snow is very chalky so this blends well.

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    1. Thanks Catherine. It's stopped this am, but more is coming this afternoon! No chalking here!

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  2. Nice, Linda! I feel your pain--we don't have any sidewalks at the moment either!

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    1. Thanks Diane! Winter is still around!

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  3. Lovely, Linda. We still have snow on the ground in Maryland (rare for us -- it usually melts after a few days). I'm enjoying those snowy sparkles.

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    1. Thanks Laura. We had snow all night, and more this afternoon-no snow day, however-must be off to work! It is beautiful, I agree!

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  4. Well this is a first -- chalking in the snow. Cool idea, Linda. Cute poem :).

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    1. Thanks, Jama, the only way, at least at home!

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  5. I love how you manage to get so creative for Chalk-A-Bration!

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    1. Thanks Betsy-thought it would be fun this time because of the snow!

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  6. LOVE the rhyming in your poem, Linda. AND, I liked the use of Skitch too.

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    1. Skitch is just terrific, Stacey-all kinds of things to do with it! Thank you!

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  7. Fun. I'm picturing chalk ice skating.

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    1. Someone posted a picture of drawing on snow, but I didn't have time, had to go to work early this am. Thanks Liz!

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  8. Great idea Linda! I love the poem...I wasn't feeling like unearthing a stretch of sidewalk today either so I chalked on the iPad. I love the images your poem created in my mind. Fun!

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    1. Thank you! I love those chalk apps too! And so does my granddaughter!

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  9. Chalking snow - what a great idea either on the computer or with the cold, white stuff. Here in the desert we'd have to chalk the sand. Great poem, Linda! = )

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    1. Thanks Bridget. I just saw something on Facebook about drawing in the sand with a rake! Maybe you should try it?

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  10. Your poem made me smile and reminded me that I need to share Betsy's blog with my kids. I think they would love Chalkabration. Enjoy the snow. I am wondering if winter will ever come to an end. :)

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    1. Thanks Julie-I bet your class would love it! The snow stopped by morning, but it's very cold now, & snowing again. Our snowiest months are Feb. & March, so we still have some to go! Keep warm!

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  11. Cute poem and love those rhymes! Wish we had seen snow. We just got iced.

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    1. It stopped this am, but is back now. Guess we're going to have the ground covered for a while! Thanks Margaret!

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  12. This is so clever, Linda. I'll have to give Skitch a try. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Do try Skitch, Catherine-very fun to do, easy with your own photos!

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  13. Very fun! More snow forecast, so actual chalking seems a lifetime away!

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    1. Thank you! I just got up, still snowing here, although it's supposed to stop mid-morning. Happy February!

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  14. What fun. I wonder if you could use water poured over the snow to write. Not having much experience, I have no idea if it would work.

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