Welcome to Day 19 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 feel free to do so in the comments.
My April Poems Thus Far
And now for Day 19!
A Friend in a Bowl
by Amy LV
Students - Greetings from Houston, Texas! I usually write to you from Holland, NY...but I am at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference this week. I am very thankful to Scholastic for bringing me and to Pomelo Books for inviting me to be part of this panel with some of my favorite poets.
Today's poem came at a good time for me, right on the day I was suggesting that my own child eat some chicken noodle soup. It's been a sicky winter for our family, and so soup has been a good food to have around.
Reading the Wonder about chicken noodle soup, I was interested by the fact that it really does seem to have healing properties. I am a fan of comfort foods, and it's neat to think about how both the ingredients and the love in a food can help us to feel better...in so many ways.
Can you see how I have woven just one rhyming word through this poem. It took a bit of time to make it work, as I always insist to myself that my rhyming poems make total sense...but I think I did it. And as I do like to do sometimes, I did bring that first line around to the end again.
Today's poem is an advice poem, trying to convince someone to do something. Have you ever written an advice poem? If you're not sure what to write about today, you might make a little list in your notebook of pieces of advice you might give - to a person, or to an animal, or to something else. Perhaps a poem idea will spring from this list!
It is my privilege to host teacher and librarian Stefanie Cole and her students from Ontario, Canada at Sharing Our Notebooks this month. This is a fantastic post full of notebook inspiration, a video clip, and a great book giveaway from Stefanie. Please check it out, and leave a comment over there to be entered into the giveaway.
Happy Day 19 of National Poetry Month 2016!
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