Welcome to Day 27 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 27!
We Are Whales
by Amy LV
Students - It may be funny to figure out the connection for today's Wonder and poem, but there is one.
When I started learning about tongues, I learned that a blue whale's tongue is the size of an Asian elephant. Swallow that fact! I could not get this out of my mind, and early thoughts of this poem included a big elephant-sized tongue, but the tongue did not stay in the poem.
Recording today's poem, I remembered that last year, on April 2, I posted Blue Soul (sing to the tune of "Blowin' in the Wind"), another poem in which I wrote about being a whale. I think that perhaps I really am part whale after all.
On Monday, I happily introduced teacher Emily Callahan and her students from Kansas City here to The Poem Farm. They are a magical bunch, and I will be featuring their post all week. It also holds a giveaway to a commenter. So please, to learn about Popcorn and Poetry...visit HERE.
I feel very lucky 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 27 of National Poetry Month 2016!
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