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May 1, 2007

Abby’s school had a poetry contest for the chance to have lunch with visiting author, Brod Bagert. Children were given the option to write a poem in his style (which I find to be similar to Shel Silverstein) or a letter to him with specifications outlined by the media specialist. Abby chose to write a poem, and we practiced writing poetry with her weekly writing assignments for school. When it came time to submit her poem, she chose the first one she wrote, about roller skating…It took her a while, and with a little guidance from mom and dad (ALL of the words are her own we just helped her select from some choices she gave us)…

She was the only first grader chosen among the children who won…She will get to have lunch with the other students, and Brod Bagert on Thursday!

Here is her poem.

Roller Skating

I love the way the wheels go ’round
until I fall and hit the ground.
I get back up and hold the wall.
I’m doing great until I fall.

I get back up and aim for the door,
I go too fast and hit the floor.
I get back up, I’m finally going,
Oh no! But wait,
How do I start slowing?

My mom comes in to help me out,
because she heard me start to shout.
We keep on track until we bump,
and then we fall down in a slump.

‘Who let the dogs out?’ came on the speakers.
I take off my skates and change into sneakers!

By: Abby Malach
Grade 1, Ms. Quesenberry

3 Comments leave one →
  1. micheal lakefare permalink
    March 2, 2012 7:56 pm

    she is very good at potry! i wish i was that good! i like her. she is nice!!!!

  2. May 2, 2007 8:46 pm

    Oh Kathy your words are so sweet
    With Abby’s work, I cannot compete
    The Media Specialist doubted her writing
    Her teachers’ convinced her otherwise, How Exciting!
    They say her work was better than most
    Thank goodness she doesn’t realize her post!

  3. May 2, 2007 1:21 am

    Oh Michelle that poem is great
    Maybe a poet is your daughters fate
    I myself write at least one poem a day
    I rarely run out of something to say
    Today was a bad day I cried for awhile
    But after visiting your blog I found my smile

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