Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Chalking in the New Year

I am joining Betsy at Teaching Young Writers for her Chalk-A-Bration.  Join her the last day of each month for a celebration of chalk and poetry.  Stop by her blog to read more about it.

This is my first experience at chalking (as I am sure you can tell)  and is tied to my one little word for 2014 - REACH.  

This year I want to reach out and embrace new things, push my thinking, and challenge myself.  I loved writing poetry when I was younger, so this may be a way for me to reach out and try something new with my writing.  


  1. Awesome! Welcome to a new year with new beginnings to reach for. Thanks for joining in and sharing your OLW!

  2. I love your poem and your word!, Thank you for sharing.

    I'm new to all of this, so I'm trying to learn all the lingo and the different groups :). It's overwhelming.

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year! I look forward to reading and getting to know you better on your blog.

  3. Wonderful! I love your OLW for 2014! It's a great one...especially in chalk! :)

  4. Awesome start to your new challenge Leigh Anne. I am going to join in the fun this year too. I just asked my 12 year old son to help me write a poem and he offered to clean his room instead. I cannot think of a better reason to start this challenge than to prove to him how wonderful poetry can be. I look forward to reading more of your poems in 2014.

  5. So glad you joined in the chalkabration with your OLW. Reach is a great word to remind you to reach out to others as well as reach for the stars.