It’s my last National Poetry Month post–thank goodness! As much as I love it, I feel like I’ve run a marathon and I’m just barely stumbling over the finish line. April has been incredibly stressful with home hunting and now packing, but I’m so glad I could keep up (barely) with my daily equation poems. This small exercise forced me to take my brain off of disclosure forms and multiple listings and making offers on 5 different places before we finally got one. It was a tiny escape each day. Thanks for traveling along with me.
It’s Poetry Friday, and I should be doing something with my Poetry Princesses, but I didn’t have the mental energy or time to do anything other than this equation poem. Apologies, Poetry Sisters!
For National Poetry Month 2021, I’m posting an equation poem each day. Maybe with an image, maybe without. I needed something very accessible and doable this year! Maybe you feel the same way? I’d love for you to join me, and here are several options for sharing your own or your students’ equation poems:
- in the comments below
- on social media with #EquationPoem–and be sure to tag me, please! (@LauraPSalas on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook)
- on the Padlet on my bookpage here
Here’s today’s equation poem. Last night, during packing time, Randy was weeding out CDs and DVDs. He came across the video he created of Annabelle’s First Year. This was 1992–1993, and the graphics are pixelated, the videos are fairly blurry, and the technology is old school (but it was very advanced for the time, as Ran is a tech wizard). And it was perfect! We sat on the couch together, watching it and reliving such exciting moments as The Bumble Ball, The Haircut (I’m so sorry, Annabelle), The Crying Jester (Halloween and croup do not mix well), and many more. Here’s a still shot from the video. What a fabulous side trip down Memory Lane.
And if you love equation poems, check out my Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations, published by Charlesbridge and with gorgeous art by Micha Archer.
Happy poeming, and for more Poetry Friday goodness, visit the Poetry Friday Roundup with the kind and multi-talented Matt Forrest Esenwine!
P.S. Click here if you want to see all of this month’s equation poems!