Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday Slice of Life: Snow Day Spine Poetry

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Tuesday Slice of Life: Snow Day Spine Poetry 

As I compose this post, we are home again from school today, due to Winter Storm Destiny. This is the fifth unexpected day off of school in three weeks. I continue to love extra time at home with my favorite humans and pets, yet I am tired of significantly altering my lesson plans and rescheduling meetings and after school events. And the snow. Did I mention the forecast reports that we are to receive a total 8-12 inches of snow by the conclusion of this storm? 

Sigh.  

Don't worry. I have enough books and school work and tasks around the house to keep me busy for days. As I was trying to organize some books last night I got distracted and created a few spine poems:

Onward
Fiercehearted.
Thrive
Figuring
How the Light Gets In. 

Reader, Come Home.
Spark
Joyful
 Almost Everything: Notes on Hope. 

Stay safe and warm, friends. 

(*I updated this post because I forgot to add Almost Everything to last line in my second Spine Poem!) 

20 comments:

  1. Love spine poetry! The title "Joyful" caught my eye right away! Enjoy your snow day. That's a lot of snow expected. Where I am, we're only supposed to get 3-5inches I think. First snow day of the year for me.

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    1. Thanks for reading Jen! We have had many years where we have only had one or no snow days. This one has been a tough winter so far!

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  2. Spine poetry is fun. I like the way you have arranged yours. I hope you enjoy your snowy respite.

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    1. Thank you! I am enjoying the time at home when I am not shoveling!

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  3. That is a lot of snow!!! We have the day off because of ice! I love spine poetry! Love the poem below!
    "Reader, Come Home.
    Spark
    Joyful
    Notes on Hope."

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    1. Thank you! We had an ice day last week! No fun!

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  4. We are in the same place - kids have had 5 snow days - I thought we might have one today but we all plowed through. It is still snowing and more to come later this week. Here in Minnesota we are up to about 20 inches in the month of February and we are not 1/2 through the month! Love the spine poetry!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read! The plows are just coming by our house as I type this! I hope that this snow has stopped!

      Come on Spring!

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    2. I too love spine poetry and yours are a great reflection of your snowy conditions. I hope to include at least one spine poem during the slicing challenge! Enjoy your down time!

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    3. Thank you for reading! I am sure to have at least one spine poem during SOL#19, too!

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  5. Reader Come Home is such an important book, and the title feels appropriate for a snow day. Stay warm and good luck finding places to pile the snow!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Glenda! I started Reader, Come Home and then haven't finished it yet!

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  6. I love spine poetry and saw several titles that are intriguing!

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    1. Thanks Jen! I haven't read all of them... yet!

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  7. I rearranged some shelves at school today (busses where cancelled but school was still in session. With free students I had some free time!) and now I want to go back and see if I accidentally created an spine poems. I didn't even think to look for them.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to read my post, Lisa! I would love to see any of your spine poems! They are fun!

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  8. One more snow day this week and I'll be creating spine poems about of board books!

    That said, I adore that you did this today!

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    1. Thanks Stacey! I would love to see what a board book spine poem would look like!

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  9. Creative use of snow day - playing with book spines to write poetry. May you have balanced time at home - some useful and some restful and some pure fun.

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