Lead Soaring through the air
Making drawings and words appear
Erases bad things
No pun intended “kid you not.” My first graders were stuck, and I felt like they just weren’t getting this poetry thing. Every once in awhile they’d come up with a poetic phrase. (I’ve heard them say thousands of poetic things throughout the year.) Now, when it really matters, they were stuck! See? It happens to ALL of us! So, I said you can write about ANYTHING! I grabbed a pencil and said, “Tell me about this pencil, first scientifically (so we could get that out of the way). Now, my dear poets, let’s go deeper!” And the magic began. We NEED each other. We deserve each other along this writing journey. Sometimes writing is hard. But with each other, writing can be magical…create “living things,” a “different world, a different you.” I learned this from looking through first grade eyes.
May 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm
It is a fun read too. Creativity is definitely contagious.
May 3, 2014 at 12:04 pm
I’ve found that being alone never helps my creative spark. I much prefer a crowed coffee shop.
May 3, 2014 at 2:33 pm
I agree! -Well add long as it’s not to busy. I belong to s collaborative writing group and it’s been the best adventure of my life! – , Have a GRAND day.
May 5, 2014 at 2:40 am
GREAT post! 🙂
May 5, 2014 at 2:41 am
Reblogged this on A Novel Journey.
May 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm
Wonderful! The minds of children are such treasures.
May 7, 2014 at 6:12 pm
They are. I love looking through first grade eyes. I’m reminded everyday what’s really important.