Bethany did some heavy school today because we’re going to be camping for the next two days in Ft. Collins. She finished her reading journal for Romeo and Juliet and took a quiz, she took two quizzes in science, a quiz in history and turned in her outline for her history research paper. This means that she will have less to do on Thursday and Friday, which is good because those days both have co-ops in the afternoon.
The poem prompt for the day: Day 20 – pick a poet (any, although it says the 24 that every kid should know) and read 5 of their poems. Now write a poem about a subject from one of their poems in the same style.
Based on Hug-o-war by Shel Silverstein
So I want to play
with my friends,
she is crazy.
Zoe might not
want to play with me
but that’s okay
I’ll let her be.
based on Unicorn by Shel Silverstein
Unicorns love hide and go seek,
and they are usually pink.
They are fluffy,
dancing on rainbows.
Have you seen one?
based on [in Just-] by e.e.cummings
In spring when
the world is
all the children
and s t r e t c h
Based on Sympathy from Paul Dunbar (which inspired Maya Angelou’s poem Caged bird.)
i know why i hate the cage of my sin
i rattle around in it
bang against it
moan at the bars
that surround me.
i know why i hate the desolate cage of my sin
yearning to be free
of the dark
the walls closing in
that engulf me.
i hate it because I know what freedom tastes like
sweet on my soul like honey
wings spread not confined
vast openness pours out around me
as far as the east from the west my cage bars fly apart
for no sin can stand next to the mercy of a loving God.
i know what freedom feels like
rescued from night and shadows
my life is well and secure and blessed
because i called out to God and He heard my cry
He hears it all.
We won’t have Internet tomorrow, but we get back Wed. night and I’ll have tons of pics of Ft. Collins, Horsetooth and the science museum co-op to share.