Monday, April 28, 2008

Visiting Poet and other ramblings

Today I got to be the "visiting poet" in the fifth grade class at my school. It was fun! I shared a little bit about myself as a poet, talked a bit about what makes good poetry, showed off a couple of published poems and read some of my recent work. The kids seemed interested and even chuckled at the right parts in my poems. I chose to share some from my collection-in-progress, Worm Spaghetti and Other Poems to Make You Squirm, which is a collection of gross and/or spooky(ish) poems.

It was fun to have kids read my poems aloud and listen to their comments and questions. Several of them even shared some of their own poems that they have been working on in class. I must say, I was impressed!

My daughter Samantha is in fifth grade at that school. She wasn't bold enough to comment or read in front of her friends, but after school she told me, "You were acting so professional. It was weird." Ha! I guess I'll take that as a compliment.

There is so much more that I could talk about!

Last week was crazy busy. We had piano lessons, two track meets, a talent show, a spelling bee, a school concert, and dinner at the in-laws' all before Saturday! So I didn't get much time for anything besides runnin' around. My oldest daughter came in first in several of her races though. And my other daughter came in first in the spelling bee. And the talent show was a hoot! So altogether it was a crazy but fun week. Did I get any writing done?

But the weekend before I did! Corey and I finally got through our revision of Mack Attack. And I managed to send off one of my devotional stories to a Sunday School publication. One of my writing goals for this year is to write more devotional material, so that's a start.

There are 23 1/2 days of school left. I am so ready for summer!


  1. Wow what a whirlwind of a week! Congrats to the girls for their accomplishments on my behalf please.

    I am glad that you are having fun sharing with the students. I would love to see that.


  2. Hey Becky! Sounds like you've been busy! It is always fun visiting schools and talking with kids. I find them so inpriational. And I guess it's true our kids are the last to see us as anything other than Mommy.