Thursday, May 30, 2013

Poetry Friday and a Chalk-A-Bration

Poetry Friday and Chalk-A-Bration Collide Here! 


Here is my advice of the day. :) 


I hope everyone is having a wonderful end to May. I always enjoy stepping from May to June. 
My students and I finished up our Chalk-A-Bration and I will be sure to post the link for my classroom blog here soon with all the poems, photos and chalk illustrations.
They are wonderful and a nice sign of summertime.

Here is my chalketry.


Poems are stories
bundled up
words in a cup
just enough
to spread a grin
across your face
words overflow
into your space.

~Betsy

Poetry Friday Peeps:
On this busy Friday of graduations, warm weather and poetry I will update the post with links throughout the day. If you would be so kind as to include a "one liner" of a summary of your post in the comment section I will include that in the lineup. I hope to get to all of the wonderful posts to fill my cup with words over the weekend! Happy reading to you all. 

Chalk-A-Brators:
If you are a teacher or just a chalk loving poet please link below in the comments as well! I will have a separate section of Chalk-A-Bration poets to add through the weekend! I hope all the children (and grown up) poets out there enjoyed a day of chalk. 

Be sure to come back and check out the chalky poem explosion that is sure to occur here as the weekend continues!

Poetry Friday Peeps

  • Charles Ghigna joins in with a tiny new bee poem for tiny tots buzzing around today at the FATHER GOOSE Blog.
  • At Today's Little Ditty, you will find an original acrostic poem about the struggle with Social Media addiction.
  • Steven Withrow has an original experiment with the Italian verse form terza rima titled "I Am the Seed" at crackles of speech...poems for all ages.
  • Jeff from NC Teacher Stuff, has posted an original poem about the coreopsis growing in his garden.
  • Jama from Jama's Alphabet Soup brings us a an interview with poet Frances H. Kakugawa and she has a giveaway of her latest book, Wordsworth! Stop the Bulldozer! 
  •  Violet Nesdoly has an original poem called "Dishes" -- in memory of doing dishes as a kid.
  • Tara at A Teaching Life is sharing a poem by Walt Whitman - whose birthday will be celebrated in her classroom today. 
  • Robyn Hood Black is joining in with a celebratory poem. She has a wedding in the family and has a Jane Hirshfield poem in honor of Will and Emily.
  • Bridget Magee at wee words for wee ones has an original poem called, "Mom Drives ME Crazy" -- a response poem to the PF poem she posted last week, this time from the teenage driver's POV.
  • Matt Forrest has an original children's poem that has been two years in the making! http://mattforrest.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/poetry-friday-worm-tale
  • Linda is celebrating with chalk! Here is her poem at Teacherdance .
  • Amy Ludwig VanDerwater joins in from the farm, The Poem Farm  that is, with a poem about a boy who collected eraser dust, beautiful third grade poem art from teacher Jennifer Beach's students in Missouri, and a chalked Issa haiku!
  • Gregory Pincus is up today with a re-issue of his end of the school year poem!  Hello Summer!
  • Renee LaTulippe is in from No Water River with poems from the Writers' Renaissance Retreat in Florence, Italy, featuring Esther Hershenhorn, April Halprin Wayland, Julie Hedlund, and Cory Corrado.
  • Donna Smith from Mainely Write offers up a poems about Poetry/Poet Tree by her today.
  • Today Catherine from Reading to the Core is sharing Margaret Wise Brown's "Cadence," a poem of quiet contemplation.
  • Mary Lee at A Year of Reading has a multi-purpose post today -- a Chalk-A-Bration poem that is a PSA for Casting for Recovery.
  • Tabatha Yeatts has poems by Li Bifeng today.
  • Liz Steinglass has an original poem about the treasure outside my door, "Little Blue Egg."
  • Steve Peterson from Inside the Dog shares that yesterday was his last day with kids this year, which always is bitter-sweet. Here's an original poem about an Iowa farmstead near his house that's also about what gets remembered and what gets forgotten.
  • Diane shares at Random Noodling with a few thoughts about publishing poetry.
    Kurious Ktty shares a poem by Eve Merriam.
    At KK's Kwotes there is a quote about Georgia O'Keeffe.
  • Margaret at Reflections on the Teche has pictures from her altered book of poems from the school year.
  • Joy at Poetry for Kids Joy has been doing poems about fairies and having so much fun with the little pixies.
  • Shawn shares a carnivorous poem called Artichoke Eaters from Beyond Innisfree.            
  • Check out the collection of Pug and Other Animals Poems over at Mother Reader
    (My bullets stopped working despite my best efforts. I will try to make it easy to follow)!

    Anastasia has a new bug haiku to celebrate a new book. Oh there's more...a giveaway! 
      
    Lorie at On Point shares her Daily Catch where she harvests a memory or two in haiku. 

    At Bildungsroman we will find a Thought by Walt Whitman. 

    Sylvia Vardell's post this week is about her poetry sharing in Bali-- where she attended a conference.

    Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken town has an original poem today in honor of her daughter's birthday.

    Becky at Tapestry of Words joins in with short and sweet poetry. 

    Karen has Wordsworth's Lines Written in Early Spring today.
Chalk-A-Brators
Linda is celebrating with chalk! Here is her poem at Teacherdance.
Amy shares a chalk haiku at The Poem Farm.
Mary Lee comes in with at A Year of Reading.
Here is my class with their chalked poems at Hubbard's Headlines. 

38 comments:

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Betsy, for your "bundled up words in a cup!"

A tiny new bee poem for tiny tots is buzzing around today at the FATHER GOOSE Blog

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

From your advice of the day to the words overflowing into my space, this post made me smile bigtime!

At Today's Little Ditty, http://michellehbarnes.blogspot.com/, I have an original acrostic poem about my struggle with Social Media addiction. Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday this week!

Steven Withrow said...

Thanks for hosting, Betsy! Today I have an original experiment with the Italian verse form terza rima titled "I Am the Seed":

http://cracklesofspeech.blogspot.com/2013/05/poem-i-am-seed.html

jama said...

Hi Betsy,

Today I'm featuring an interview with poet Frances H. Kakugawa with a giveaway of her latest book, Wordsworth! Stop the Bulldozer!

http://wp.me/p1GE6P-2xS

(My post goes live at 6 a.m. EDT)

Thanks so much for hosting. Love the cool chalketry :)!

Jeff Barger said...

As a 2nd grade teacher, I am loving your Chalk-A-Bration. We'll have to use that next year. At NC Teacher Stuff, I have posted an original poem about the coreopsis growing in my garden:

http://ncteacherstuff.blogspot.com/2013/05/poetry-friday-coreopsis.html

Violet N. said...

Thanks for hosting, Betsy! My offering today is an original poem called "Dishes" -- a memory of doing dishes as a kid. It's here

http://vnesdolypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/dishes/

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

Thanks for hosting, Betsy. I'm sharing a poem by Walt Whitman - whose birthday we will be celebrating in my classroom today:
http://tmsteach.blogspot.com/2013/05/poetry-friday-celebrating-walt-whitmans.html

Robyn Hood Black said...

Hi, Betsy - thanks for hosting and for sharing the colorful Chalk-a-bration! We have a wedding in the family this weekend, so I have a Jane Hirshfield poem in honor of Will and Emily.

http://www.robynhoodblack.com/blog.htm?post=913084

Bridget Magee said...

Looking forward to the "words overflowing into my space" from the PF peeps and chalk-a-brators! Thanks for hosting Betsy!

I have an original poem called, "Mom Drives ME Crazy" -- a response poem to the PF poem I posted last week, this time from the teenage driver's POV. (it'll post at 12am PST)

http://www.weewordsforweeones.blogspot.com

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Love the idea of your Chalketry! I'd do my own...except we have a dirt driveway. ;)

For today, I have an original children's poem that has been two years in the making: http://mattforrest.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/poetry-friday-worm-tale

Linda at teacherdance said...

Hi Betsy! Thank you for all these Poetry celebrations. I have my chalk-a-bration poem for my post today, again using an app! I love your words in a cup! http://teacherdance.blogspot.com/2013/05/chalking-into-spring.html

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

I feel warmed by the "bundled up/words in a cup" too! Thank you for hosting both wonderfulnesses today. Over at The Poem Farm, I have a poem about a boy who collected eraser dust, beautiful third grade poem art from teacher Jennifer Beach's students in Missouri, and a chalked Issa haiku! http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/2013/05/eraser-dust-poetry-art-and-chalking.html Thank you for hosting!

Gregory K. said...

Thanks for hosting, Betsy. Love the chalketry!

I'm up today with a re-issue of my end of the school year poem, Hello, Summer!

Renee LaTulippe said...

I love the words in a cup! The chalk-a-bration is such a great event. :)

Today at No Water River, I have poems from the Writers' Renaissance Retreat in Florence, Italy, featuring Esther Hershenhorn, April Halprin Wayland, Julie Hedlund, and Cory Corrado.

http://www.nowaterriver.com/poetry-friday-poems-from-the-writers-renaissance-florence-italy/

Thank you for hostiing!

Donna Smith said...

I am up too early. Love the poem today and the chalkabration! I have two poems about Poetry/Poet Tree by me today.

readingtothecore said...

Thanks for hosting, Betsy! I love your chalk-a-bration poem, and am looking forward to reading your students' poems, too. Today I'm sharing Margaret Wise Brown's "Cadence," a poem of quiet contemplation at http://readingtothecore.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/poetry-friday-cadence-by-margaret-wise-brown/
Catherine

Mary Lee said...

I have a multi-purpose post today -- a Chalk-A-Bration poem that is a PSA for Casting for Recovery.

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2013/05/poetry-friday-chalk-bration-casting-for.html

Mary Lee said...

PS -- LOVE your poem, and it's so fun to see Chalk-A-Bration taking hold and growing!! Way to start a chalk and poetry revolution!!

Tabatha said...

Thanks for hosting our stories bundled up, Betsy! I have poems by Li Bifeng today: http://tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/2013/05/worldwide-reading-for-li-bifeng.html

Liz Steinglass said...

Thanks for hosting. I love your chalk-a-bration.
I have an original poem about the treasure outside my door, "Little Blue Egg."
http://elizabethsteinglass.com/2013/05/little-blue-egg/

Steve Peterson said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Your chalketry is lovely. What a wonderful idea to get poetry more visible and, after all the rain we've had in Iowa, it's an opportunity to introduce the idea of revision! :)

Yesterday was my last day with kids this year, which always is bitter-sweet. Here's an original poem about an Iowa farmstead near my house that's also about what gets remembered and what gets forgotten.

http://insidethedog.edublogs.org/2013/05/31/poetry-friday-iowa-farmstead/

Diane Mayr said...

Happy Friday! Today at Random Noodling I have a few thoughts about publishing poetry. http://randomnoodling.blogspot.com/2013/05/poetry-friday-poetry-is-not-drowning.html

Kurious Kitty shares a poem by Eve Merriam. http://kuriouskitty.blogspot.com/2013/05/poetry-friday-singing-green.html

At KK's Kwotes I have a quote about Georgia O'Keeffe. http://kkskwotes.blogspot.com/2012/12/poetry-friday_30.html

reflectionsontheteche said...

Today I have pictures from my altered book of poems from the school year: http://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com

I love the idea of a chalk-a-bration! I look forward to reading your students' poetry. My school year has ended so I didn't have a group of kids to do chalkery with. Maybe next year?

Thanks for hosting today. Happy summer!

Joy said...

Betsy,
Today I have an original astrology poem at:

www.poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com

While there you might have fun checking out the poems from earlier in the week. I've been doing poems about fairies and having so much fun with the little pixies.
Have a great Poetry Friday and thanks for hosting.

Shawn said...

What a great way to celebrate poetry. Chalk it for the world to see. Poems are moments in time. May your cup be filled with poetry.
Artichoke Eaters

Anastasia Suen said...

Thanks for hosting, Betsy!

I have a new bug haiku to celebrate a new book (and a giveaway)

http://www.asuen.com/poetry/biggest-bug/

MotherReader said...

I have a poem from the collection Pug and Other Animals Poems over at MotherReader:

http://www.motherreader.com/2013/05/poetry-friday-pug-and-other-animal-poems.html

Thanks for hosting!

HHemphill said...

I'm a newbie to Poetry Friday. (Where have I been all this time?) Love the chalk talk. Thanks for hosting, Betsy. Nice way to start the summer. Helen

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thank you for hosting Poetry Friday! Your chalk celebrations are so fun!

At On Point I have Daily Catch where I harvest a memory or two in haiku.

slayground said...

Love the bright colors of chalk!

I posted a Thought by Walt Whitman at my blog, Bildungsroman.

Betsy H said...

HHemphill, I am having trouble finding your link, tried to check in on your profile.but want to make sure I get the right one...can you send it to me? bets577@gmail.com

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thank you for hosting. I'm a big fan of sidewalk chalk and love what you and the kids are doing! My post this week is about my poetry sharing in Bali-- where I attended a conference.

http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com/

Ruth said...

I have an original poem today in honor of my daughter's birthday. http://thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com/2013/05/poetry-friday-sixteen.html
Thanks for hosting!

Becky said...

I love the chalk poem idea! I will do this SOON, Betsy! Thanks so much for hosting! = )

Today I am talking about short and sweet poetry at www.beckyshillington.blogspot.com.

Karen Edmisten said...

Thanks for hosting! I love your chalk poem idea, too.

I've got Wordsworth's Lines Written in Early Spring today. The link is here.

Ruth said...

The Chalk-A-Bration is a beautiful thing. Thanks for hosting. I enjoyed the postings today.

Sue Hardy-Dawson said...

What a lovely idea a Chalk-A-Bration is, I'm a dyslexic children's poet so anything bigger and more multi-sensory like a path poem works well for me

Claudia said...

Chalk-A-Bration...very cool...what a wonderful idea... i'm all for writing poetry on boardwalks...so cool