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"Our heads are spheres so our thoughts can move in all possible directions." (author unknown)
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Some words to carry with you . . .
"Sorry No Image Available" by n e o g e j o "Searching for meaning is like searching for a rhyme scheme in a cookbook. You won't find it and it will bugger up your soufflé."                                 – Tim Minchin June 1st. Phew, I made it! At certain...
Some words to carry with you . . .
Some words to carry with you . . .
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May DMC Wrap-Up + Giveaway
"A View to Remember" by Marjan Lazarevski Only be willing to search for poetry, and there will be poetry: My soul, a tiny speck, is my tutor. Evening sun and fragrant grass are common things,  But, with understanding, they can become glorious verse.        ...
May DMC Wrap-Up + Giveaway
May DMC Wrap-Up + Giveaway
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In case you didn't know, I am IMPERFECT
"Escape" by Amelia Whelan Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.                     – Ralph Waldo Emerson This Emerson quote is my favorite from Imperfect: Poems About Mistakes: An Anthology for Middle Schoolers , edited by T...
In case you didn't know, I am IMPERFECT
In case you didn't know, I am IMPERFECT
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Five for Friday: Celebrating Mom
Anders Adermark Not all of us can do great things.  But we can do small things with great love. Although this quote has been widely misattributed to Mother Teresa, it certainly embodies motherhood, don't you think? I'm quite sure I'm not the only one devoti...
Five for Friday: Celebrating Mom
Five for Friday: Celebrating Mom
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Spotlight on Julie Fogliano + DMC Challenge
JULIE FOGLIANO                                                                                Photo credit: Gerald Young Julie Fogliano is the New York Times–bestselling author of and then it’s spring and if you want to see a whale , as well as the poetry c...
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Poetry Postcard: "The snowy wind blows"
From the Silver Star Elementary Poetry Postcard Project, Vancouver, WA, April 2018 Closing out National Poetry Month with a special postcard I received in the mail this weekend.       Doesn't Jaedyn paint beautiful imagery with words and imagination?  What ...
Poetry Postcard: "The snowy wind blows"
Poetry Postcard: "The snowy wind blows"
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April DMC Wrap-Up + Giveaway
Dennis Matheson Uh-oh.  Who let the T-Rex up on the roof??? At the beginning of April, I invited Deborah Bruss and Matt Forrest Esenwine to help me celebrate Today's Little Ditty's 5th birthday. They brought a few "old friends" and challenged us to write a ...
April DMC Wrap-Up + Giveaway
April DMC Wrap-Up + Giveaway
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DMC: "Astronomy Field Trip" by Juanita Havill
ASTRONOMY FIELD TRIP Dinosaurs with telescopes explore the sky at night— sliver of moon and shimmering stars. They marvel at the sight.   But rocks in space called asteroids that flare when they ignite in the atmosphere of planet Earth give dinosaurs a frig...
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DMC: "Travel Advisory" by Cynthia Cotten
TRAVEL ADVISORY Never ask a dinosaur to help you with your packing. He lacks such necessary skills as rolling, folding, stacking. Your pants will be all wrinkled. Your shirts will be a mess. So if a dino offers help don’t ever answer “yes”! © 2018 Cynthia C...
DMC: "Travel Advisory" by Cynthia Cotten
DMC: "Travel Advisory" by Cynthia Cotten
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DMC: "Soccer Game" by Donna JT Smith
SOCCER GAME One day our team was one man short— The game would not be fair; The other team had more than us— We needed one more player. We fretted and bemoaned the fact, Searched every which and where, And finally found Sir Dino Mite— We’d win this fair and...
DMC: "Soccer Game" by Donna JT Smith
DMC: "Soccer Game" by Donna JT Smith
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