A Homeschooling Poem

We get up in the morning

And have a bowl of eats

Sometimes we like to sleep in

And eat a bowl of treats

 

Homeschooling is for us

Because we like to chat

About the planes in World War II

Or Yasser Arafat

 

You see, when you are here all day

You learn a thing or two

About how we are all connected

The past, the now, and you

 

We wouldn’t be right here right now

Without those who came before

We owe our lives to those who fought

In both of the world wars

 

Today our homeschool day begins

With pancakes and a verse

To those who fought to give us freedom

To you we owe our birth

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Weekly Writing Challenge: A Tanka to my son

It wasn’t a stork

That dropped you off at the door

It was fairy dust

That blew you into my life

That is why you’re so special

 

Written in response to this week’s writing challenge, “Full Tanka”.

Weekly Writing Challenge: A Homeschool Tanka

Homeschooling is great

I know just how to do it

You get up each day

Read, write, and play lots of games

Hug your kids and love them most

 

This week’s writing challenge was to write a five line poem with 5-7-5-7-7 as the syllable pattern (a Tanka). If you’ve done Haiku with your kids, give Tanka a try. They’re really fun and short enough to not be a drag. And it’s a great opportunity to learn syllables!