Welcome to Day 15 of Wallow in Wonder! For my 2016 National Poetry Month project, I will celebrate learning and writing from learning, writing poems from each daily Wonder at Wonderopolis. As I did with my Dictionary Hike in 2012, I am looking to surprise myself with new inspiration daily. This year, such inspiration will show up in my inbox each morning. I will print it and carry each Wonderopolis Wonder around all day...and in the afternoon or evening, I will write and post the poem for the next day.
I invite anyone who wishes to take this challenge too. Just read today's wonder over at Wonderopolis, and write a poem inspired by it for tomorrow. Share it tomorrow at your own site, and if you wish to link in my comments for others to find (or share your poem there), please feel free to do so tomorrow, the day after the Wonder is published at Wonderopolis. If you would like to share any ways you have used Wallow in Wonder or your own site (safe for children only please), please link to the #WallowInWonder padlet.
My April Poems Thus Far
And now for Day 15!
by Amy LV
Students - I had fun reading about circadian rhythms, thinking about how we almost seem to have little clocks inside of us. I read a little bit beyond the Wonderopolis post you can explore at the link above, and thought about pets and how sometimes our pets seem to be on a different time schedule than we are. Well, they ARE on a different time schedule than we are. They are not humans.
Fortunately, none of our five cats paws our faces at 5:00am, but Mini Monster does get meow-y at that time, wanting to go outside to explore. Sometimes we pretend not to hear him, but he usually wins.
Mini by Day
Photo by ?? LV
To write today's poem, I thought about the Wonder, about how are bodies are set to times of sleep and wakefulness. Then I imagined a situation, a little story of life, that went along with the Wonder. The morning-pawing is true for some cats, and the daily sleep is true for ours.
As always, I wrote a couple of lines, read them out loud to myself, and then wrote a couple of more lines. This is how I often write, in circles, going back to the beginning, reading aloud again and again.
I am grateful for the time I spent this past week visiting Jefferson Ave Elementary, Brooks Hill Elementary, and Dudley Elementary, all in Fairport, NY. All second graders, all day long, and we had all kinds of fun in assemblies and small writing groups too. Here's a bulletin board full of quotes and birds - from Brooks Hill - that makes me smile -
A Celebration of Poetry and Birds at Brooks Hill Elementary
Photo by Amy LV
Today I am visiting Heidi Mordhorst with a Poetry-Music Match-Up over at my juicy little universe. This is a fun series of posts that you can follow all month long, connection poems and songs. The theme of my share is "kindness."
I am also happily hosting middle school teacher and librarian Stefanie Cole and her students from Ontario, Canada at Sharing Our Notebooks all month long. This is a fantastic post full of notebook inspiration, a video clip, and a great book giveaway from Stefanie.
You can find today's Poetry Friday roundup over at Today's Little Ditty, online home of Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. Enjoy all of the offerings, and please join in as you wish!
Happy Day 15 of National Poetry Month 2016!
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