March 25, 2013
M&Ms are a favorite, and this morning I am thinking of several.
March Madness Mishap (What I thought at first when I saw the thick snow)
Marvelous March Miracle (not sure I want to categorize the spring surprise like this)
Majestic Magnificent Manefesto (nope, nothing spectacular on the agenda)
Momentary Mechanical Mishap (not really;I just like playing with those words)
Momentary Musically Masquerading (indeed I just did a happy dance)
Muse. Meditate. Manage. (Daily)
Mental Muscles Manipulated (This morning’s slice)
Monday Morning Meanderings (Yep. Like it.)
March 30, 2012
Spring is here and the trees,
bushes are flowering.
Colors burst brilliantly
Nature seems to be creating an orchestra
of uplifting music.
Morning greetings mix
Sunshine waves down
kissing the air with warmth.
Spring is anew!
***I subscribe to Your Daily Poem to increase my like of poetry. Poets amaze me with the craft of words, the rhythm and snapshots with deep meaning. This week, a beautiful poem by William Wadsworth was shared called Written in March. It captures Spring so delightfully.
March 26, 2012
Baseball season has officially begun for the Whitko Wildcats. With it being Wesley’s senior year, my calendar is filled with each game being a priority. Sitting in the stands, I hope, cheer, and have a twisted-tight stomach.When Wesley pitches, I’m on the edge of my seat, clutching my pitch-count notebook. I also scribble baseball lingo and try to craft it. Tonight, I am sharing some of my favorite words in baseball: atta-kid, burner, change-up, double-play, hop-up, pick-off, slider, two-seamer. Learn of others in the book Baseball from A to Z. Below is a quick taste of what I feature on Book Savors the other eleven months of the year. (Savorings is my word for lingering in a beautiful text to find the craft of writing.)
In Baseball from A to Z , each letter has one vocabulary word with a simple definition. Macky Pamintuan’s illustrations make you smile and feel a part of the game. He states on the book jacket that he loves baseball. The illustrations are action packed and introduces specific terms used in baseball. This book could be a mentor text for kindergartener students or first graders for an All About Unit of Study.
At the end, Michael Spradlin encourages the reader to find other baseball words at the ball park. Read an excerpt from his book on the website.
Savorings for reading and in writing for Baseball from A to Z:
- Alphabet practice
- All About Unit of Study
- Baseball lingo
- Word choice