Today is Poetry Friday across the Children's Literature Blogging world so I thought I would join in. This was a l-o-n-g week back from our winter vacation and I didn't think Friday would ever get here! The following poem could have been written after watching me 'coach' myself through getting ready for the day.
That girl in the mirror. Stretch.
Pick a color for the day. Wear it.
Pick a flavor. Eat it.
Get from kitchen to front door,
Steps. Hold on tight.
You can read the rest of this poem
in Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems edited by Georgia Heard. I fell in love with this book the first time I read it last year. The original poems found in this collection are not only fun to read but offer wonderful models for writing poems with students. I think it is a 'must have' for any classroom poetry collection. Apparently a lot people agree with me since it was recently named to the the NCTE's 2010 Notable Children's Books in Language Arts list.
Happy Friday everyone!