In celebration of National Poetry Month, library media specialist Mrs. Jone Rush MacCulloch of Silver Star Elementary in Vancouver, WA, posted thirty student poems throughout the thirty days of April. In addition, she matched poetry-lovers from all over with young poets who wrote and sent them poetry postcards. You can read about Mrs. Mac's Poetry Postcard Project over at her blog, Check It Out.
We can write about what we like, and we can also write about those weird thoughts that will not go away.
I remember learning about dust mites for the first time. I was in high school, and a friend came over to demonstrate the use of a very expensive vacuum cleaner he was selling door-to-door. After allowing me to back over the vacuum's hose with our car to prove its indestructibility, Mike proceeded to teach us about dust mites. These tiny monsters live in our beds. But that's okay. Just don't think about them, and you will be fine. Do not follow the link above.
Students - Our creepy thoughts and grossed-out moments can yield some rich writing topics. Think of a strange fact that fascinates you, maybe something from the Guinness Book of World Records. Or remember something that made you wrinkle up your face and shake your head violently to forget the image. Then...write. After all, it's not all hearts and flowers.
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