Friday, March 5, 2010

Puppy and a Poem

Our new puppy, Cookie, has brought an enormous amount of extra giggles and wiggles to our house this past week! She's an almost 8 week-old Miniature Schnauzer named after the crushed-up Oreo that she looks like. Just listening to the constant laughter makes the extra hassle worthwhile. She is already becoming a good buddy to our little guy.

You can imagine any progress we've made toward my longed-for school routine has been shot to pieces by this new addition. Oh, well...

We did begin a new unit in Cullen's language arts studies called Beyond Words, which focuses on imagery in language with an overarching theme of "change" throughout. It was designed for classroom use, but it hasn't been difficult to adapt to a one-on-one setting. We've actually had some very interesting discussions through this. One of Cullen's assignments was to write a poem in which a thing is described by comparing it to something else and in which the item undergoes a change. The book suggested using a tree as the subject. Cullen had another idea altogether. Here is his poem:

A bubble is like an angel in the sky.
It sparkles.
It floats.
It looks like the earth
right in your eyesight.
It goes left.
It goes right
and then
It's gone.

He recites this with his usual dramatic flair!


Jowanna said...

Love the poem! And Cookie is adorable. Makes me want another puppy. Almost. :-)

Laughing Lioness said...

What a GREAT poem! The puppy is gorgeous. Bet you have had lots of fun with Cookie1

Daisy said...

Wonderful poem. What a great looking puppy! Hey, I don't know how you got ANY school work done with such a cute distraction running around. ;-)

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Moonbeam said...

Adorable puppy!

tia said...

i miss cookie bieng over here and miss my little boy come over soon love tia

Carrie said...

What a cute puppy! Cullen's poem is great! I'm impressed!!

Congrats on the new grandbaby, too!