Thursday, May 7, 2015

Maya Angelou

Our poem for today is by the great  American poet Maya Angelou.  The poem is called "Harlem Hopscotch."

One foot down, then hop! It's hot.
 Good things for the ones that's got.
Another jump, now to the left.
 Everybody for hisself.

In the air, now both feet down.
 Since you black, don't stick around.
Food is gone, the rent is due,
 Curse and cry and then jump two.

All the people out of work,
 Hold for three, then twist and jerk.
Cross the line, they count you out.
 That's what hopping's all about.

Both feet flat, the game is done.
They think I lost, I think I won.

Today's homework:
1.  Math Mr. Spaulding: p. 603-604.
               Miss W: p. 603-604.
               Mrs. Thompson: p. 503-504.
               Mrs. Leone: no homework.
2.  Read for half an  hour.
3.  Get parent initials.

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