Today was a special day like all days, children writing, sharing simple poetry, determining meaning, and imitating the beauty of the craft of people like Robert Frost. After sharing with the students, “Dust of Snow” the students then wrote their versions of Frost imitating his style and message.
For those of you that are not familiar with this poem it goes,
Dust of Snow
The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.
~ Robert Frost
All students wrote their version with many supreme and here is one to catch your breath and make you realize the beauty of third graders.
It was exciting to share another Seuss book today with author and mystery readers Tracey Baptiste. Mrs. Baptiste shared with the class her love of reading and writing. And when asked about obstacles that get in the way of becoming a published author, her response was you, yourself.
Her love of reading and the written word was obvious in everything word she resounded through the clouds. Clouds are a terrific way of sharing with the world all that it has to offer.
Thank you, Ms. Baptiste.
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