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Poetry Teatime: Terrific

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Poetry Teatime

We are having a terrific time at our Poetry Tea Parties.

At first, I was having a hard time finding a tablecloth and tea set that I really loved that would make it special. I finally realized we could do it a little less fancy, and still enjoy a delightful time together. We even had Chick-Fil-A as our snacks at one of our poetry tea parties.

Daddy was even able to join for our most recent tea, and we all took turns picking a poem to read from one of our poetry books.

Poetry Teatime

Thank you for the lovely idea!

~Leslie

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Poetry Teatime: Redwall celebration

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Redwall Tea and Poetry Share

I have 2 boys. One just turned 9 and the other just turned 11. I taught public school for 9 years and it has taken me a while to really go “all in” with The Brave Writer Lifestyle. This summer I decided to read Redwall to the boys. We all loved it!

We did the Brave Writer Arrow to go with Redwall. Each boy is writing his own backyard adventure story and we are working on making a little village to go with their stories. For Science we are studying Animals and the boys have to include some of their knowledge of local animals in their stories.

We just finished the book and to celebrate with a Redwall supper and then a poetry tea. We got out a Redwall cookbook and the boys made recipes from it as well as some of our own creations. We adjusted the names of the foods to reflect our favorite characters.

Redwall supper menu

We enjoyed sharing poetry and I slipped in a little review of onomatopoeia, personification and alliteration.

Next book… Mossflower!

Pam

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Poetry Teatime: With the Boys

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Poetry Tea with the Boys by Holly Smothers Grantham

A must read teatime post by Holly Smothers Grantham! An excerpt:

My boys don’t know it, but Poetry and Tea Time is just as much for me. I love how this ritual restores my weary soul and breathes new life into stale corners. It can be overwhelming to be totally responsible for your children’s education and, honestly, some days it feels like my kids are getting the short end of the Teacher of the Year stick. Just when it feels like everything has gone south for the day (or week), this little corner of our routine is powerfully restorative. Sharing poetry with your favorite people is, at its simplest, delightful and, at its best, redemptive.

Read Holly’s post here.

Image by Jenni Douglas (cc cropped, text added)

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Poetry Teatime 101

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Amongst Lovely Things: Poetry Teatime Video Workshop

Don’t miss this informative and fun

Poetry Teatime Video Workshop!

WHAT: A live Poetry Teatime video workshop with Julie
WHEN: Wednesday, July 8th @ 12:30 Pacific
WHERE: Sarah Mackenzie’s Amongst Lovely Things

Just $5 to join–SIGN UP NOW

Image by Sarah Mackenzie

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Poetry Teatime: Then and Now!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Poetry Teatime: Then and Now

Julie, I had to share this photo with you [above right] because I love seeing the photo of Anna on your Poetry teatime page complete with Anna painted teapots. She is nine at that teatime and waiting the arrival of her book group, self named by voting, Sunshine Fairy Readers. The girls meet monthly for five years each bringing their own book to share and talk about. Lots of laughing, lots of books, lots of fun.

Here Anna is today at 17 looking forward to re-reading Harry Potter this summer with guitar, french, photography, baking, and working one day a week for cash on her summer agenda.

Looking forward to her senior year of high school homeschooling at the area community college for the experience.

It was so much fun looking through the teatime photos from the past. So may children laughing and growing and just imagine what they are all doing today!! So precious as kids and so awesome as adults.

Also love our two kids in the teatime igloo photo. Match our igloo photo:

Poetry Teatime in an igloo!

To winter 2015:

Poetry Teatime: Then and Now

Thanks for holding our memories.

I can’t imagine the feeling if they ever get married and have kids of their own. I guess the key is to just ….. breathe.

So grateful,
Kay

Images by Kay (text added)

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Create a love for poetry in your whole family!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Arrow Poetry Guide

The Arrow Poetry Guide

In this specialty issue of The Arrow, you’ll explore four weeks’ worth of poetry lessons, using popular poems for children.

This digital product does not contain exercises in futility, hunting for images so subtle, you go cross-eyed in the search. Rather, your kids depict a poem’s meaning through acting, they’ll copy a poetic form, and they’ll create a visual poem using collected images. The month winds up on a high note as children write limericks to amuse and amaze you!

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Image by Alexandra Dekerf (text added)

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Poetry Teatime: A trio of poetry books

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

A trio of poetry books

A trio of poetry books for tea time

by Amy, who blogs at Hope is the Word

We have and enjoy several general poetry anthologies, but sometimes it’s really nice to have something different for poetry tea time. I borrowed three very different titles from the library and we have enjoyed them for a month’s worth of poetry tea times…read more.

Also, check out Amy’s super-long list of poetry resources here.

Found via the Brave Writer Lifestyle Facebook Group.

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Poetry Teatime: A new tradition

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Tuesday Teatime! A new tradition

One warm winter afternoon, I bought some lovely teacups for myself and the girls, along with one more manly mug, for my son, Michael. I baked some special sweet-smelling ginger snap cookies to lure my unsuspecting children to the kitchen, then pulled out an armload of poetry books, and my Commonplace notebook of favorite quotes. My dear, late mother left behind several dozen charming but rarely used hats, which I then quickly dealt out to the little crowd that gathered.

And then it happened. A new Tuesday Teatime tradition of finding and sharing new and old favorite poems and quotes began!!!

~Anne

Image by Anne

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Poetry Teatime: The Double P Curse

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Poetry Teatime! The Double P Curse

Most of my life I’ve been living under the power of the Double P curse. Anyone else crippled by the combined efforts of Perfectionism and Procrastination? Well over a year ago my best friend introduced me to the lovely Brave Writer. Being a long time fan of tea parties and gifts I was immediately intrigued by Tuesday Teatime (or rather Tisane Time in our home).

P & P kept this simple treat at a distance as I felt compelled to go all out but not the time or energy to make it happen. Thankfully the voice of Truth assured me that a simple mug, muffins from the freezer, a TV tray and random poetry books were more than enough. The kids loved it. Even my reluctant reader wanted to keep reading. Victory on so many levels.

Yet, my ego was still holding out for the China and linens so fast forward a few months and invite some friends.

Poetry Teatime! The Double P Curse

Now don’t even ask me how much longer it’s taken me to actually compose and share this journey with you. lol

All the best in this journey,
Samantha

Images © Brave Writer mom, Samantha

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Poetry Teatime Quotes

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Tuesday Teatime quote

Tuesday Teatime quote

Tuesday Teatime quote

Table, chair, and teapot image by Jean L. (cc cropped, text added)

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