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Poetry Friday: Winter Poems by Fourth Grade Students

Thanks to Paul for hosting Poetry Friday at These 4 Corners.  Perhaps one of my favorite things as a teacher librarian is when students and/or their teachers bring me poetry from the classroom.   262 more words

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#Poetry Friday: Situational Irony and Apology to Billy Collins

It was situational irony…staring me in the face.

In looking for lessons for poetry month, I came upon a worksheet that asked students to analyze a poem. 385 more words


Poetry Friday: "What the Snow Clouds Know" / Rod McKuen / PFA

Before I get to today’s poem, first let me take a moment to offer my condolences for the family of Rod McKuen, poet, songwriter, and “accidental hipster,” as he was sometimes referred to. 613 more words


Cat Talk

Have you ever wondered why a cat lands on all fours or why its tongue is rough or if he really has nine lives? These are some Wonders you can explore on… 369 more words


friday feast: the bear in the window and paddington's bread and butter pudding with marmalade

It’s no secret we’re more than a little mad for Paddington here at Alphabet Soup.

The resident bears were extremely excited about the new movie (have you seen it yet?) and Michael Bond’s latest novel, 1,304 more words

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Life's Perspective

Ethan Johnson shares “Life’s Perspective” on poetry Friday. 

I am Ethan Johnson, though known through most of my poems and works as Dulrivo. I am a native Georgian, not the nation mind you, the state; and have enjoyed living in such rural landscapes viewing the courses of nature as they flow un-stymied, traversing the senses. 187 more words


Poetry Friday: After the Blizzard by Laura Shovan

First, thank you all for having such a great attitude about last week’s Poetry Friday.  All my plans to host in an organized manner gave way to tending to a husband with the flu, and getting ready to attend a conference.   102 more words

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