Oh the wild life #SOLC20 #SOL20 #PoetryFriday

Happy first Friday of the 2020 Slice of Life Challenge at Two Writing Teachers AND Poetry Friday, all! How exciting that the planets are in alignment for these two fabulous events — a twofer! Today I’m slicing up a bit of poetry. Rebecca Herzog is hosting this week’s gathering on her blog, Sloth Reads.  Won’t you join us there as well? Slicing poetry on Fridays during the SOLC is a great way to flex those writing muscles. If you are ever wondering where to find the weekly host of Poetry Friday, you’ll find a list of hosts and their blog links here.

Earlier this week, one of my Kindergarten boys asked if he could write a poem during Choice Time. Always happy to encourage a bit of extra writing — and poetry writing at that — I invited him to write on our big easel with chart paper and my special scented markers. He was overjoyed! That’s where the teacher writes, afterall, and those are her tools. And then I got out of his way (my favorite thing to do when kids are writing) and let him do his thing.

I got busy with this and that, and admit I completely forgot he was busily working on the opposite side of the classroom, now joined by two co-authors/illustrators. After everyone went home, and the dust of the day settled, I found this waiting for me.


Be still my heart.

Oh the wild life


Thanks for wondering and wandering a bit with me today. Many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here each Tuesday and every day during the month of March. And thanks to Rebecca Herzog for hosting this poetic side of this week’s double celebration! Happy Friday, all!




14 thoughts on “Oh the wild life #SOLC20 #SOL20 #PoetryFriday

  1. ERMEHGERD!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Your place-based learning and love of poetry coming together so beautifully in this little one’s words. Frameable and precious!


  2. I love this so much! There is so much being said in Hunter’s poem! Your kindergartners are so lucky to have a teacher who is showing them that writing about life is a natural and wonderful thing to do (and writing it as poetry)!


  3. This poem is exactly why I love this age and stage. They are unafraid and ready for a challenge, eager to express themselves. This is wonderful and I thank you for sharing.

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