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Tuesday 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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Tuesday 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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Tuesday 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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Tuesday 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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Tuesday 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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Tuesday Teatime: All’s well that ends well

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Poetry Teatime! All's well that ends well

Hi, Julie,

This is s fairly typical teatime for us, my youngest reading out of our absolute favorite poetry book, The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist, and my 11 yo waiting her turn.

However, as you can see our almost 2 year old beagle Augustus (Gus for short) decided to join in. He really wanted the treats on the table and nothing, not even the 11yo’s head was going to get in his way! It all ended well. Treats were taken out of his reach, the 11yo was none the worse for wear, and the 9 yo just kept reading!

Teatime Tuesday is our absolute favorite part of our Bravewriter lifestyle.

Sincerely, Laura

Image  © Brave Writer mom, Laura (used with permission)

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Tuesday Teatime: Poetry Resources

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

8 Great Poetry Resources

When we come across awesome poetry resources we pin them to our Poetry Teatime Pinterest board. Here are some we’ve shared over the last few months. Enjoy!

How to Keep a Poetry Notebook by Jimmie Lanley

How to compile favorite poems into a notebook.

Memorizing Poetry with Kids by Erica at What Do We Do All Day?

Seven tips for memorizing poems together as a family.

10 Ways to Experience Poetry by Julie Kirkwood at Creekside Learning

Ten great ways to enjoy poetry with your children, such as acting out poems and keeping a journal.

Host Your Own Kid’s Poetry Tea by Pam Barnhill at edSnapShots

Inspirational thoughts and photos plus yummy teatime treat ideas!

Why is Teaching Rhyming Important? by Mary Catherine at Fun-a-Day!

Part one of five in a series about rhyming. Informative!

Riddle Poems by Melissa Taylor

Kids love reading and writing riddle poems. Riddles often give wonderful sensory details and describe something a child knows about. Plus, they encourage critical thinking and engagement in poetry.

Paint Chip Poetry by Mama Scout

All you need are words (cut from magazines or handwritten), paint chips, glue, and imagination!

Tips for Using Pop Music to Teach Classic Poetry by Emily Guthrie

Examples of how to pair a poem with a pop song and discuss the connections. Encourages analytical thought around universal themes, and students dig the contemporary twist.

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Tuesday Teatime: Shared language

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Tuesday Teatime! Shared language.

Hi Julie,

Today we had our first teatime in many months. It was a great success for so many reasons: my six-year-old daughter put the whole teatime together from baking the vanilla cake, to setting the table and making the tea to having my husband join us.

Yet, my favorite moment was when both kids recalled how to say no thank you to tea from our read aloud of Felicity an American Girl. I love that we have a shared language from our read alouds. We laughed and then enjoyed our tea and poetry!

Thank you for your inspiration.
Maura

Image  © Maura (used with permission)

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Tuesday Teatime: Tea art!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Teacup art

I have been following Julie for nearly a year and have loved every ounce of wisdom and encouragement she shares with us.

My daughter, Sheliya, loves to cozy up with a book anywhere and anytime. But she especially loves to read with a cup of hot tea and some crackers.

All the best,
Shoshana

Image © Sheliya (used with permission)

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