Friday, April 11, 2014

Poetry challenge #9 - Book Spine Poem

To celebrate National Poetry Month, I have been attempting to write a poem each day in the month of April.  I have been successful for nine days - only missing two when I was so behind with my obligations.  Even though my "behindness" hasn't improved, I still find time to write!

This week has been one of those weeks - temperatures up, days of sunshine, days of rain with indoor recess, two weeks before testing, inconsistent schedule - you know, that end-of-the-school-year-is-almost-here kind of week!

Today while I was straightening up my classroom library, I decided to make a book spine poem that reflected the end of this week.  I don't think of my students as fourth grade nothings, but we are having a difficult time staying focused.  We are all trying to hang in there for the next few weeks.

Tales of a fourth grade nothing,
the underdogs,
among the brave
holding fast

Thank you to my fellow bloggers for letting me come along for the ride on this poetry playground.  It is much more fun when you are writing, sharing, and learning together. For more poetry fun, check out these blogs from Linda, Margaret, Michelle, Julianne, and Cathy.


  1. "Holding fast" is certainly a good thing, Leigh Anne. Fun to see you describing your class on a lovely spring day Friday. Not easy to focus!

  2. It is a tough time to hold attention when the warmer temps are calling. Love your poem!

  3. Perfect! Here's to the underdogs. They always win in the end.