Thursday, April 6, 2017

#wonderbreak NPM Gratitude Poems




I'm very thankful for the years I spent teaching and getting to know students from preschool through middle school.   One year I taught a summer program for first grade students.  I still have some of the cute pictures they drew for me. First graders love their teacher, and they're not afraid to show it.  Memories of their smiles and hugs inspired this poem.

                                                A Great Year!

                
Student                                                                       Teacher
             
She smiles and says hello,
in her warm friendly way.

                                                                           Seeing their smiling faces,
                                                                     always makes my day!



She helps us learn to write.
She teaches to us read.

                                                                     Sometimes a little hug
                                                                     is all they really need.


She tells us we are smart.
She teaches us to share.

                                                                       I wonder if they know
                                                                       just how much I care.


We love our first grade teacher.
We know she loves us too!    
                                                                     Working with the children
                                                                      is what I love to do!

 Because of her

           Because of them

                                                  
                                    We’re having a great year!


©Linda Kulp Trout
#wonderbreak


The very talented Irene has today's Poetry Friday Roundup at  Live Your Poem.
Have a great weekend!









23 comments:

  1. Kindies and Grade 1 students are so much fun - they're so full of enthusiasm and love, and they're not self-conscious enough yet to happily express both!

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    1. Yes, that's what I love about them!

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  2. Linda, this poem is PERFECT. I love it so much!! Excellent use of 2 voices. Thank you! xo

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Your words mean so much to me!

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  3. I love the two voices in this poem.

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    1. It's the first two-voice poem I've written. I want to try more!

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  4. I love that you showed the love of first graders in the voices here. They were my first love long ago, and you're right, first graders love their teachers, and the teachers love them, too. The form is a brilliant way to show that.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I appreciate your words!

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  5. Love the sentiment in your poem, Linda. Great idea to write in two voices. Such a gem!

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    1. Thank you, Jama. I wanted to show the mutual love between teacher and students.

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  6. It does sound like a great year, from both perspectives! I love how love permeates the poem.

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    1. Thank you, Joann. I appreciate your thoughts!

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  7. What a great idea for a poem in two voices, ans so fun. It made me smile all the way through!

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    1. Thank you, Carmela. I appreciate your comment.

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  8. Love the two voices in your poem. Earlier I'd read an excerpt from Caroline Starr Rose's "Bird Birds" that was formatted for two voices. I was intrigued... now I've read yours and I'm inspired! I've taken notes... I think it could be a shared-writing poem in a classroom... Hmm!

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  9. Wonderful! It's a lovely mirror for each voice. More like this, please.

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  10. Such happy memories for student and teacher. Little things mean so much to both of us, students and teachers. Cheers!

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  11. Poems for two (or more) voices are fun to perform with a group, don't you think?

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  12. You captured the different voices perfectly!

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  13. This is so sweet, Linda. I loved teaching first grade. My yardstick for success was when a student called me mom.

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  14. Gratitude is a stance of positivity that spreads from the heart. Thanks for sharing the poetry, Linda.

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