Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Testing, Testing...

It is testing season over in my neck of the woods.  We have spent the last 8 days testing and we still have two more to go.  I'm also reading Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech aloud to my kids so poems inspired by the poems in her book are being composed in my heard during my hours of active proctoring.  I don't normally think in poetry so it is kind of fun.
Wooden Graphite Based Number 2 Pencils
Inspired by William Carlos Williams
So much depends
An empty plastic container
With perfectly pointed
Sitting on the wood grained

Straight Rows
Inspired by William Carlos Williams
So much depends
Seventeen silent students
In straight
I also began a poem inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's Bells poem, that describes the events that took place when I tried to take S and E to the store yesterday.  It is called Wails but I'm not done with it yet.  It is amazing the things you come up with when you are forced to wander silently for an hour or two a day.  I sure will be glad when Friday comes and we can get back to teaching!

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