National Poetry Month, Freebie, & Sale!
I left my classroom Friday in both pain and happiness.
Pain – because I could barely open my right eye due to what I thought was allergies. I went straight to the eye doctor and found out I had scratched my cornea right across the center. How in the world did I do that?! Anyways, it is a pretty painful experience and thanks to the world of antibiotic drops I can at least open my eye again. I’m also lucky because I get to wear my
really cool, fashionable eyeglasses that are about 4 years old for the next week.
Happiness – because my kiddos were SO sweet!. They could tell my eye was hurting me (It kept tearing up so much I literally looked like I was crying all day as I taught.). When they asked if they could go outside for Friday recess, I told them we couldn’t because the sun was hurting my eye too much. One little boy said “That’s okay, Miss DeCarbo. The important thing is that you get better!” Awwwww. That was all it took for my kids to happily get out the indoor recess games. 🙂 The whole situation gave me an idea for a new project that I’ll be working on this week dealing with friendship – stay tuned! It’s looking adorable and I can’t wait to share it with you!
Did you know April is National Poetry Month? It was started in 1996 to celebrate the art of poetry and poets! This Thursday, April 26th is Poem in your Pocket Day. All around the U.S., people will carry a poem in their pocket and share that poem with others throughout the day.
Thanks for the freebie! Perfect timing since we are about to start our poetry unit from our Being a Writer program!
I hope that your drops continue to work and your eye heals quickly! I just upgraded my glasses myself from a pair that I had since my junior year of college! I won't admit how long ago that was. 🙂
I am hosting a second grade math giveaway and I'd love to have to stop by and check it out!
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I love the freebie! My kids worked on list poems, riddles poems, and cinquains this month. I was looking for another type to do this week and I think I've found it! 🙂
I love your poetry unit!! I am using it right now with my students and they are doing so well!! Thank you again!
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We celebrate with Poem in Your Pocket day. Tomorrow's blog post is all about poetry in our room, during April. Come check it out.
I just want to say how much I LOVE your poetry unit! It is hard to find a poetry unit that is appropriate for first grade & yours is perfect!! My students are really enjoying it & so am I!!
Thank you SO much!! That is incredibly sweet of you and very encouraging. 🙂 I'm so happy your kiddos are enjoying it!
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Very cute! Thank you! And thanks for the sweet comment on my blog 🙂