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.


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. 

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!
  • 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.
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.