Incorporating the Arts in Writing Workshop. Amy Sheets. Don’t Laugh at Me - Mark Wills.
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Incorporating the Arts in Writing Workshop
There is so much to that I wish I could say to you but I can’t find the right words to say them. So here it goes I miss you. I really, really truly miss you. You were so cute and always so much fun to hang around with. When you were a little bit older you learned to laugh and it was the cutest ever. When your nurses came to take care of you each night and stay awake for 12 hours they would watch to make sure you were ok. [Your] nurses really cared for you and loved you…
When you ate with us mom never got to eat because if you fed yourself then after dinner if would be all over your face, but when you were done eating then mom got to eat. I loved it when we played together, we rolled the ball back and forth and you had so much fun that you never wanted to stop!...I know that you had Down syndrome and you are a normal person just like me but much cuter and loves to laugh!!
This makes me feel kind of sad. It reminds me of old things that I miss or wish I could have again. Violin makes it even sadder. It reminds me of playing in a field of golden grass or doing something peaceful when I was younger. It also makes me think of a sunny day where people are dancing outside.
Bedroom at Arles, Vincent VanGogh
Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don’t make sense
Teach the form of a haiku, then have students practice with an idea that will get them thinking about a subject for writing AND a beautiful work of art!
Imagination is what helps you do things,
lets you fit oceans into
small jars, elephants into
pencils, turn covers into
secret bases, turn lumps of
clay into awesome statues.
You can do 3 ¾ of everything with your imagination, it is
like a backpack crammed
with homework for school.
- Andrew, fourth grader