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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Day 7 SOL - Home and Promises

Today, March 7, 2015, and the view out my family room window looks like the middle of winter. A week ago today, we were battening down the hatches for a winter storm. March 1st arrived like a lion with blowing drifting snow that measured in at eight inches total. The week proceeded with below freezing to below zero temps all week so the snow is still here though a little worse for wear. Chunky frozen ruts, dirty snow where our cars have dug down into earth getting unstuck, and huge piles of snow around the perimeter of the house as the snow slid off the steep metal roof. The roof is very Coloradoesque or New Englandesque, but when the snow slides off it sounds like a huge boom and look out if you are happening out a door at the time! 

This weekend promises temps in the 40s and up to the 60s next week. Here comes the "lamb," crocuses, daffodils, tulips, kids playing outside and releasing weeks of pent-up energy! Don't you love the promises of spring? New life, new growth, new hope, renewed energy, opening windows for spring breezes... Ahhh.

Spring

Weekend promises.
The "lamb" of March, 
Crocuses, daffodils, tulips,
Kids playing outside,
Spring.

Promises of spring.
New life,
New growth,
New hope,
Spring.

Promises of spring.
Open windows,
Open to new opportunities,
Open your heart,
Spring.

After thoughts: I tried the slice of poetry from Betsy's post
I'm not a poet, but it does sound a bit poetic. Kinda? Thanks, Betsy, for this fun way to create poetry. My kids do a "Poem of the Week," for "noticing" and critical thinking. 
Check out this tpt free download on this. It's brought out some real poetic thinkers in my classroom. We blog about the "Poem of the Week" and the comments are just amazing. I might be the next poet of the week!

Happy Promises of Spring Weekend!
D :)

7 comments:

  1. I am with you about the spring!!! I love the lines of your poetry where your heart opens with the coming spring! I am ready for open windows!

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  2. Thanks, Jaana! Me, too! My husband just came down to fire up the wood-burning stove. It's COLD this morning, but promises of spring...
    D :)

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  3. But YOU are a poet!!
    You took the risk and played with words and gave us beautiful images of Spring, much needed as snow surrounds me in VA! Thanks for the poem.

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    1. Thanks, Sally! Hope spring will be arriving in VA this weekend, too. My daughter graduated medical school at VCOM - VA Tech. Go Hokies! D :)

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  4. That was a fantastic poem and I love your idea of poem of the week!

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    1. Thanks, Erin!
      Be sure to check out that tpt free resource. It has really made a difference in how my students have responded to poetry using critical thinking. They love it! D :)

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  5. It was a wonderful poem! I already started to wear my spring jacket, in anticipation of 40 degrees!

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