Monday, March 3, 2008

Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

The big kids are learning about Cinquains this week -- a form of poetry with five lines and a rhythm of 2, 4, 6, 8, 2. I am a totally biased mommy (never doubt that) but I thought they did a great job and so, with their permission, I have to share! Enjoy!

(Photo of Cate after Claire dressed her as a pioneer!)
By Claire
Sweet Sun,
Bonnets flowing,
Flowers sway in the breeze,
Apple pie aroma drifting,
Little House.

(Photo of trio at the Hannah Montana concert, Nov. 9, 2007!)
By Benjamin

Music --
Lots of fun songs --
Loud drums making cool beats.
Big star singing my favorite songs,

(Photo of Pluto at 11 weeks)
By Mason

Pluto --
Hyper, Happy,
Sitting on the cold tile,
Wagging his tail when so joyful,
Our dog!

Now Claire did not want to NOT write about her sweet puppy as motivated by Mason, she wrote the following:
Pluto --
happy, kind eyes,
His fur as soft as silk,
His breath as sweet as fresh, warm pie,
My Pup.

I am counting my poets as three tremendous blessings -- ever grateful am I that God has trusted me with these -- and their baby sister! Have a blessed day!


The Giraffe Head Tree said...

My Word!
Talent Galore!
Proud Parents Puffing Up!
Literary Kids ROCK This Blog!

( I get an "A"?)

Tee hee! XO - Debi

Zoilus said...

Hey Benjamin, Mason and Claire,

You guys are posting some awesome poetry. I am so impressed that you have all mastered the cinquain. Now try a villanelle. ;-)

Keep writing!