Thanks to Irene at Live Your Poem for hosting Poetry Friday this week
I interviewed Laura Purdie Salas about her new book IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT in March. That interview is HERE.
Then I had an opportunity to work with a fourth grade class. We made a list of classroom inanimate objects. I am featuring their poems all week.
we get scribbled on all day
messy scribbles, writing
People write on me all day
boards you write on forever
Jumping water bottle
bouncing as a chair
I am as running as a lion
keep you hydrated
The restless recorder
I am as cheesy as a chisel
sweet, sour, smart,
silent restless recorder
All fun, and I imagine the students are loving doing these, too, Jone. Love that ‘restless recorder’!
Love Laura’s book and your student’s inspired creations!
I can imagine lots of loopy letters on Alison’s whiteboards. I love the lion-water bottle comparison — very original! Speaking of original, “cheesy as a chisel” is very fresh!