Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Mac has the world famous Poetry and Punch event on Friday.  Good news: he's 100% ready and has been reciting his poems for us nonstop.  Last night after dinner (vegan macaroni and cheese!  But, #truth, I sprinkled real cheese on top), he walked to the middle of the family room and did all four pages and two voices of "I am Phoenix" by Paul Fleischman straight-up from memory.

The skinny on Poetry and Punch is that the kids do an adorable and impressive program of poetry recitation and performance.  And then, parents also have to share poems from memory.  When Shef was a second grader, I recited a charming little ditty called "Nose Pickers."  I was feeling pretty good about myself, and then Dan brought the house down with "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" by Willard C. Smith.

Show off.

This year, I've decided to write an original poem about Mac, who in his entire person just screams out to be the subject of a few lines of verse.  Yes, I sort of hated the parents who wrote original poetry when Shef did P & P (show offs), but I'm older and more mature now. Also, I've been writing poems with the sixth graders, so I'm all warmed up.  We'll see how this goes.

The #TwinTuesday today, then, is totally on-point.  It's two things that start with P - Poem (draft, in this case!) and Peas. Betcha want to see what Lee has!  I do, too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun and very literary event! Hope I get to hear some poems when I return. Love, mom