Every day for thirty-one days I ‘ll share a slice and read others at Two Writing Teachers.
Susan Blackaby created this rain chart with students on Thursday . How cool is it? These are the words that students came up with for “Rain in the Northwest.”
One that didn’t make it was from a kinder: “bubble-gum” rain. I think it arrives later in April around the time that the cherry blossoms of blowing off the trees and it looks like pink snow.
Today it’s a puddle-and-mud maker rain. Gray, cool, and puddles galore. I am happy writing indoors this splashy afternoon.
I am still processing the power of having an author at a school for three days. I learned so much this week.
What’s your word for rain?
How awesome to get that experience. I love the idea of a chart for expanding on one word and it’s many alternatives.
How wonderful to have a writer in your classroom for an extended period – so much to learn! My word for rain is what I grew up with:monsoon.
Mine suddenly seems so stale…I will have to come up for a new one for raining cats and dogs!
Here in Colorado, a blessing, but mostly when I think of it, I think “sprinkly” Jone. So wonderful that you had such a great time with Susan Blackaby!
Hmm, I’d have to think about that and I think I’d need to be inspired in the moment to come up with a good metaphorical word for rain! That’s a great idea for creative and expository writing though. Thanks for sharing!
When you see life through the eyes of a writer…you see things others don’t see. I notice that every year during the SOL. Sometimes I am LOOKING for the “little things” and observing life differently. Other moments, life’s idiosyncrasies are just jumping out at me!