24 July 2012

Sneaky Jack Frost

Last week became clouded with a string of annoyances, and mini-disasters that threatened to turn my world upside down. Being the optimist that I am, I started to freak out, and then realized that my energy was better spent elsewhere. So through the absence of internet, through losing all of the information from my cell phone including the address book, and after a ton of other issues, here I am still standing. Remarkably, my sanity is still in tact, or at least the sliver I possessed before the universe decided to throw an arsenal of curved balls.

...And rather than dwell on the week I had last week, I will keep my feet facing forward. I had a great day at the school today in the classroom with the reading and writing groups. They were writing about winter, and to help the flow of ideas and demonstrate the use of adjectives, verbs and joining words, I whipped up a poem of my own:

Sneaky Jack Frost

Icy white
Shining bright
Jack Frost comes out
In the middle of the night
Glittering spikes
On the top of his head
Bringing a wintery blanket
While you sleep in your bed
Sparkles in the grass
Diamonds on the ground
Then he creeps away quietly
Without making a sound.

What I intended to be an example for the children to demonstrate what we hoped them to achieve turned out to be a bigger spectacle than I anticipated. The teacher read the poem to the whole class and asked my permission to type it up on the computer for class use. I'm just glad the kids enjoyed it.

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