Slice of Life #28: Today’s Miracle – A Poem

Today's Miracle: 28 and 26 students(Two rowdy, after-lunch classes)(11-12 years old, attention spans short) FOCUSING! Writing, Drawing, Making thinking visible. Mining books for examples, Asking for help, Grabbing post-its freely. If finished,Reading. At the call For turning in notebooks, more than half areDONE! I guess offering a reward: Read aloud time at the end of … Continue reading Slice of Life #28: Today’s Miracle – A Poem

Slice of Life #24: Sunny Sunday Scuffle

Porch: More like steps,Bricks warmed by sunshine,Rusty railing for leaning against. BelowSits the cat. Nibbling on browned grassesHiding amongst the bushes. And then... She stands at attention Ears perkedLanguid posture gone. I hear a rustle(A good 30 seconds after her)And behold: Across the sidewalk, A squirrel. She prowls. She pauses, Alert.They make eye contact.And... They're … Continue reading Slice of Life #24: Sunny Sunday Scuffle