Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sunshine, here I come!

                                 So excited to join Saturday Celebrations with Ruth Ayres! 
                       It is fun to live my week thinking about what I will celebrate on Saturday.

Discover. Play. Build.
A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember!
  • Poetry Invitations - We tried out poems of address, list poems, and persona poems this week.  We're following Amy at Poetry Farm each day.   How perfect that she had a persona poem the day after I introduced the form to my classes!  She gives a wonderful window into her writing process each day.  I feel like I'm being tutored by one of the poetry goddesses.  
  • Novels-in-Verse - One of my students is reading Home of the Brave (a personal favorite), another returned Out of the Dust, and we read Words with Wings on Friday.  I send them on spring break with these words:   "They (words) fly in, silent as sunrise, tickle my imagination, and carry my thoughts away." 
  • Spring Break - I'm off to California to visit my sister, Kay.  She says I'm only allowed to grade papers between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.  I'm bringing some easy papers for her to grade.


  1. Sounds like quite a wonderful week, past & future, Ramona. Happy Travels!

  2. I like your sister's rules for grading. Now you must adhere to them. Have a wonderful visit!

  3. Enjoy the well earned Spring Break - and California warmth!

  4. What a fun week! Loved Words with Wings. Many of my students have quickly read it and passed it on. Enjoy that California sunshine!

  5. It sounds like you had a fun week, and now you will have a spring break! Enjoy your time off in the sunshine!

  6. May you find poetry every day during your spring break!