Tuesday, June 5, 2012

soLs: chalk one up


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It was an absolutely beautiful weekend and the girls and I spent almost all day outside. It was that perfect.  Imagine: a bright sunshine, whispers of clouds, a towering shade tree, temperature oh-so-right.  We could do nothing but enjoy the outdoors.
We played in the sand table with lots of sand coming out. 
We drove our coupes "Flintstone" style in figure-eights. 
We pop-pop-popped bubbles in the green green grass. 
We drew pictures and words with chalk on the driveway.




And then it dawned on me --


The Chalk-A-Bration!  The celebration of chalk meeting poetry with our slicer-writer-poetry-chalker Betsy @Teaching Young Writers.  A little late for the celebration, but . . . I finally put the chalk to the pavement and created this poem to celebrate the glorious day!



21 comments:

  1. Awwww. Wonderful post - one to copy to their blog. What a perfect way to spend a perfect day and the chalk poem expresses it all. Love ya M

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  2. What a fun post. I love the combination of pictures and words. It sounds like it was an amazing day. Enjoy the rest of the summer with your girls. It looks like this was a perfect example of squeezing in some writing while still spending quality time with family!

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  3. I hope you have many more perfect days ahead of you this summer. Thanks for sharing a fun slice of your life.

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  4. Perfect summer days---you captured it with your chalk poem. Love it. Now go back and play with those kiddos. You don't get these days back!

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  5. I do remember the chalk poetry! Love the idea...again!

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  6. Thanks for sharing the photo of your poem. What a wonderful message.

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  7. Play all day. Once the chalk is on the pavement it really makes sense to write poetry.

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  8. So cool! Something my kids missed growing up in the country not a lot of spots for sidewalk chalk. Your babies are too sweet.
    Tammy

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  9. Ooh, lovely chalk poem! I love your line about the bubbles too -- "pop pop pop" and "green green grass" just feels like summer, and makes me want to say the words out loud to feel their delicious sound!

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  10. Just dear, pictures too, Michelle. I love the words, but also how they seem to be revealed through the shadows. Love that you captured the day!

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  11. Oh Michelle, WOW! This is so special and I love how you captured it all here. So glad you were able to partake in the CHALK-A-BRATION, since it can be any day, any time, anywhere. Love it all (next one's scheduled for July 31st...maybe your chalk will hit the pavement again)!

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    1. I mean, the next CHALK-A-BRATION is June 30th (got ahead of myself there)!

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  12. FUN! I think we should do a bit of chalk-a-brating for our last day of school! Putting the chalk in the car now.... ;)

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  13. Yes definitely a lot of fun! A perfectly captured moment - shadows dancing on your words! We will join in on the next chalk-a-bration in June. Thanks for sharing this exceptional day!

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  14. This is fantastic Michelle! I love the chalk poem and the way you captured the shadows in the picture as well as the poem. This was the perfect way to capture a beautiful day with your lovely little ladies...adorable pictures too!

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  15. Oh, Michelle. I am so glad you had such a beautiful weekend to celebrate spending time with those two gorgeous little girls! I admire the way you so naturally see poetry in your every day life. You, like so many others in the slicer community, never fail to inspire me with your words.

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  16. I love your chalk-a-bration! And I bet the Heavenly Father did too! Also loved seeing a picture of your girls- I don't think I have ever seen them before.

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  17. Flintstone" style... made me chuckle. Chalk poetry - the best little gift to a sidewalk. You made that sidewalk's day.

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  18. I always look forward to the shape your words will take on. Each post's format seems to match your meaning and stretch my thinking about the way words should be arranged on the screen. And today you included a photo of a chalk poem! What variety!

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  19. Oh how I miss those days. Enjoy them! I have been wanting to try a chalk poem too. Maybe I will get out to the driveway soon.

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