Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Chalk-A-Bration 2013--July!


 Chalk-A-Bration is HERE!!
What a great month for chalking, I hope you have found some time to get dusty and put your words and pictures out there. Here is my chalk-a-brated offering of the day!


words flee
like a bee
to a hive
of poetry


Earlier this month my husband's family and I chalked on the fourth of July while camping. Here are some samples of everyone's work!

My toes :)

 Gavin and Janie

 Samantha working hard.

 Samantha's wordle of sorts with everyone's name...there were 16 of us!

Janie, little artist!

Be 
some
one
be 
sun
shine
just
be
~Shawn

 Memories
come fireworks.
~John, Gavin and Elliot all have a little piece in this masterpiece!

 Shawn added some illustrations to his poem.

 Hello in several languages, Samantha!

Elliot, another budding artist!

I couldn't fit the whole poem in  a photo, but here it is below. 

Stars bursting
color through the
night
expelling darkness
expanding light
souls soar higher
near the sun
with blinding brightness
all are one
freedom

~Shelley



Okay, now it's your turn. Link up your chalky poem or illustration in the comments today or tomorrow and I will add you to the post!

Here We Go!!!

Margaret Simon, from Reflections on the Teche, borrowed some children and chalked. She even took a moment to teach an incoming kindergartner what a poem is and he wrote one! (You know I loved that). Keep waving your magic wand Margaret!
Robin, from Teaching Tomorrow's Leaders, brings some chalk from her own children and some soon to be kindergarten students!
Check out Ramona, at Pleasures From the Page sharing her chalk haiku about the school year that is just around the corner!

7 comments:

Margaret Simon said...

Chalking fun! Love Shelley's poem about the bursting stars expelling darkness. Shawn's wisdom...just be! Thanks for sharing these.
I borrowed some children while getting my classroom ready for school. http://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/chalking-poetic/

Maureen said...

These are great! Love the photos of chalking in action! So great that the entire family (and more) are out writing poetry. Really loved Samantha's wordle - showing the community of chalkers!

Robin said...

I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your whole family chalking together! The wordle is especially creative! The poems by Shawn and Shelley were great as well. And the hive...and the little artists...ah, so fun! Thanks for sharing all the goodness and for hosting!

My chalk comes from two of my daughters and my summer program students today.

http://teachingtomorrowsleaders.blogspot.com/2013/07/chalk-bration-july-2013.html

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

Oh, these are so joyful, Betsy! What chalky wordy fun for all. We should all pack sidewalk chalk when we're together as families... Thank you for this celebration today. I am sorry not to have been part of it, but I'm grateful to enjoy the offerings!! xo, a.

Ramona said...

I love that you made it a family event.

I indulged my inner child today by participating for the first time. I posted my haiku on the sidewalk just outside our building. I wonder if it will still be there tomorrow morning. I'm definitely planning to borrow some children to share the fun with me in August!

http://pleasuresfromthepage.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-haiku-for-july-chalk-bration.html

Ruth Ayres said...

What fun! I think outdoor chalking brings great joy. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Ruth

Stacey Shubitz said...

I just bought my daughter some sidewalk chalk. Perhaps I'll join you next month!