A New Place to Write
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Today's Notebook Page
Photo by Amy LV
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Students - Today, instead of sitting on my couch to write, or settling into our breakfast nook or into the big purple chair...I wrote out in the chilly sunshine at the table you see above. Writing in a new place got me started in a new way...by sketching a leaf that fell onto my table.
I did not plan to write about the leaf or about the sketch, but later...sitting in my car...waiting...I sat and wrote. I had already sketched, had already read Aaliyah's poem below, had already fallen in love with the colors of our hill on this very day in autumn. It felt like a good free verse day, and so off I went. One thing led to another, leaves turned to paper airplanes...and here you go.
This is something I plan to do more in the next few weeks: write in different places than usual. It makes sense that my brain will be open to new ideas in new locations, and I am excited to try this experiment. You try it too. Write in a different place. See what you find.
I am very grateful to again welcome Mrs. Laurie Luft's poets from Spencerport, NY. Last week, Trevor shared a poem suggesting a clever use for swimming goggles, and this week he is back with a beautiful love poem. Aaliyah joins us with a joyful celebration of fall, singing to colors that I was just noticing today! How lucky we are to have these second grade poets here with us on this Poetry Friday.
Drake my true treasure.
The one that always puts a smile on my face.
He the, the angel that always watches over me.
Leaves falling in the fall.
Blue jays singing through the fall leaves.
They’re calling me.
Turning colors in the fall.
There are people raking Leaves.
Thank you Trevor, Aaliyah, and Mrs. Luft, for spending time and space with us today. And a big "Hello!" to everyone else in your class. Where will you write today?
This week over at my other blog, Sharing Our Notebooks, Barry Lane shares his notebooks as well as a generous giveaway of two books and a CD. The drawing will take place on Sunday.
Marjorie is hosting today's Poetry Friday party over at Paper Tigers. Visit here for wordgoodies!
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