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Slice of Life Day 26.  Join the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challenge.

Slice of Life Day 26. Join the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challenge.

Doing the Slice of Life Story Challenge with my class has had many rewards. One of these is the return of a former student, now in 7th grade. I’ve shared her poetry before. Her talent is admirable. All I have to do is open the door, and she walks through. We’ve been doing a bit of call and response. She calls; I respond. Today I am posting a few of our exchanges. Right before I posted this, I checked comments on our class blog. Mrs. Surridge with Castlebloggers chimed in on Kaylie’s list poem.

You can read more student slices at our kidblog site, Slice of Life Challenge.

stained glass light

Kaylie: Things that are elegant:

The scent of lavender and vanilla
Saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’
Ballroom dancing
Herbs as decorations and not flavorings
The word ‘alabaster’
A coat of fresh snow
Peppermint
Lullabies
A spring gale
Puffy white clouds

Me: Sunlight through a stained glass window
A china tea cup with hand-painted roses
The wings of the great blue heron
The sound of wind chimes in tune

Mrs. Surridge: puppy kisses
students who are talented writers
a warm down pillow

Kaylie: Night is a Quilt

Night is a quilt of woven hues
Rich purples, shining silvers, mellow blues

Stars gleam quietly up above
Blinking to the song of the mourning dove

The fingernail moon winks goodbye
As the time of morning draws nigh

Night is a quilt of woven hues
Rich purples, shining silvers, mellow blues

Me: As the time of morning draws nigh,
the great horned owl hoots by.
One final shout to the waning moon
telling us all he’ll be back soon.

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