Sunday Solace: Week 20

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Poetry Friday: Late Edition


Thanks to Kiesha at Whispers from the Ridge for hosting Poetry Friday.

I should know better than to wait until Friday to write my post.  So I’m late and living the “better late than never” theme.

On Monday, I posted these ten words for May on the Facebook page, 5th Annual Daily Poem Project.  They came from this article, Feeling Positive with Negative Ions.

molecules                 lightning
negative ions           nature
breaking apart        breathe
pounding surf         positive
waterfall                   ocean
I used some for Tanka Tuesday this week.  Here are some haiku:

spring beach storm
lightning pounds the surf
the crabs hide
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under a waterfall
negative ions splash her
this hot summer day
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Wordless Wednesday: Week 20


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SOL17: Tanka Tuesday


Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for providing community space for our slices of life.

ocean tidal zone
planting feet in pounding surf
breathe in, breathe out
all the negative ions
beginning the poem here

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Sunday Solace: Week 19


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Poetry Friday: What Does Silver Star Know?


Thanks to Tara at A Teaching Life for hosting Poetry Friday.

This Saturday our school is having a benefit. We have staff who have bands and who sing.  The organizer asked me to share a poem to start things.  I didn’t need to write a poem but it came to me.  20170504_151138

Our school is fortunate to have a Family and Community Resource which is overseen by an amazing person.  Her connections with students and families are outstanding. The challenges some families are facing, heartbreaking.

What Does Silver Star Know?

What Does Silver Star Know?
It sees exuberant students arriving at school each morning
It hears the family stories: the strengths, the challenges, and the hopes
It feels the hearts of staff as they advocate for all students

What Does Silver Star Know?
It sees the FCRC assisting families with clothing, food, and basic needs
It hears the laughter, the tears, and the silent voices of our community
It knows that well-funded education is the key

© jone rush macculloch, 2017

Family and Community Resource Room Support  Data,  September 2016-April 2017:

  • We have 64 families that receive a weekly bag of food from the Share backpack program.
  • Families have accessed the food pantry shelves in the resource center 380 times.
  • clothing has been given for family members 387 times.
  • 185 pair of shoes has been given to children.
  • Toiletry and hygiene items have been given out 291 times.
  • Infant and toddler items such as diapers and formula have been given to families 135 times.
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Wordless Wednesday: Week 19

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