potw: winter morning

Jan 19, 2011

I am creating a new category that I hope to stick to somewhat regularly…we’ll see what happens with my dedication level! We often memorize a poem starting on Monday mornings with a goal of having it recitable in stage voice by Family Council on Sunday. We have memorized oodles of poems over the years and I have no record of it! Today that is changing! Today I will start recording our poems on here! I will be able to go back and find those gems from now when Annes is in Love of Learning in a few years. Good idea, yes?

Without further ado, here is this week’s Poem Of The Week:

Winter Morning by Ogden Nash

Winter is the king of showmen,
Turning tree stumps into snow men
And houses into birthday cakes
And spreading sugar over lakes.
Smooth and clean and frosty white,
The world looks good enough to bite.
That’s the season to be young,
Catching snowflakes on your tongue.
Snow is snowy when it’s snowing,
I’m sorry it’s slushy when it’s going.

The children’s writing challenge for the week is to write their own poem about winter. We will see what they come up with. If any are precious or hilarious or some flavor of excellent I will post them here on Monday.

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  1. Becky

    Love this!!!! I’m so glad you are sharing – what a wonderful idea and a fabulous poem! Thanks!

    • tracy

      Super fun, huh! I can’t believe I never thought of putting them on here before! This peek into our lives will hopefully inspire other people in their homeschooling endeavors!

  2. Kari

    This is really cool. I don’t know if you ever read the articles on The Center for Social Leadership website but a while back Stephen Palmer started posting a poem every Sunday. His purpose in doing this was to get people using the right hemisphere of the brain because the future leaders of this turning are going to need to be right-brainers. They have some articles on that topic and they also recommend the book “A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the World” by Daniel H. Pink. Have you read it? We have it if you ever want to borrow it.