Poetry Teatime: Fun and engaging

Poetry Teatime Kelly

My children (ages 11 and 9) were thrilled when they walked into the schoolroom after lunch and saw the table set for Poetry Teatime.  We simply covered our old, scratched-up coffee table with a table runner, some fake flowers from the dining room table, and some poetry books.

We read from Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up, and Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out and Back Again.  We drank lemonade from an Asian teapot and cups brought back from Korea by my Korean sister-in-law and baked some pre-made sugar cookies for a treat.  It was really a set-up made from things we already had in the house, nothing overly fancy.

I think it was a wise choice to start our first day of our new Bravewriter Lifestyle with such a fun, engaging activity.  Now they are eagerly looking forward to next Tuesday!


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