Thursday, January 26, 2006

ON A LIGHTER NOTE

Here's a funny little something after Julia's lovely but serious post yesterday... I home-school my third grader, and we just finished up a unit on the poetry of Shel Silverstein, when what to my wondering eyes did appear, but a poetry contest for kids sponsored by The Birmingham News and judged by local great Charles Ghigna. To help the kids, Ghigna suggested an "If you were" formula for the kids to follow, and we had great fun with it. Here's the poem my son Andrew entered in the contest:

If you were a toilet
And I were a sink
I'd be the King of Clean
And you'd be the Queen of Stink.

Nothing like potty humor to engage the young male mind!

3 Comments:

Blogger Michelle e o said...

Ha! What a great little writer he is!

10:52 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

It really is funny - and well done - I think we'll try this with my third grade class.

6:59 AM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger reniebob said...

Thanks, girls -- yes, I'm glowing with maternal pride. :)
I bet your students will have fun with it, Julia.

7:58 AM, January 27, 2006  

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