Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dog: A Poem


By Valerie Worth

Under a maple tree
the dog lies down,
Lolls his limp
Tongue, yawns,
Rests his long chin
Carefully between
Front paws;
Looks up, alert;
Chops, with heavy
Jaws, at a slow fly,
Blinks, rolls
On his side,
Sighs, closes
His eyes: sleeps
All afternoon
In his loose skin.

Fourth graders are continuing their study of poetry.

Today's homework:
1.  Math Mrs. Spaulding: p. 513-514
               Miss W:  p. 521-522.
               Mrs. Thompson: p. 429-230.
               Mrs. Leone: p. 423-424.
2.  Write a poem about a pet.
3.  Read for half an hour.
4.  Get parent initials.

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