Saturday, November 5, 2011


Tonight the kids and I sat by the fire and read Junie B., First Grader Cheater Pants, which is hilarious. Even my 9 year old still loves when I read about Junie's crazy antics, and I love the good lesson that cheaters never prosper. What really captured the girls imagination was a poetry assignment that Mr. Scary, the teacher, gave to the class, to write a cinquain. It has a specific format that the girls wanted to try as soon as we finished the chapter. Here are the results:

sweet colorful
digested crushed licked
yummy gone wrapped up

by Kylie

cute smelly
squeaking chewing running
I like white ones

by Kate

Not bad for a first attempt, right? If I wrote one, I think it would be about chocolate. What would you choose?

1 comment:

  1. Hooray for a new post! I am rather partial to Kylie's poem, as candy is near and dear to my heart. Though, if I wrote a cinquain, it might be about ice cream. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving this week! I still remember the great one we had with you guys just a few years ago!