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.