Ok, I have challenged my students to share their life snippets and now feel that I must SOAR (Scholars of Academic Rigor) with them.
Today we have eight inches of fresh, powdery snow. It is beautiful! Our miniature black poodle, Bear, cavorts joyfully across the backyard. My cousin's big truck drives along the drive crunching and smushing the piles of snow so that I can get out for school tomorrow. Bear runs along the fence barking as if to encourage another snow lover to play. He bursts through his doggy door covered in chunks of snow clinging to his fur including a fluffy, white beard of snow. His happy face invites me to join in the fun, too. Now I have a day of anticipation. Will it be a Monday delay or Snow Day...Fun Day?
"...The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."