Today I get to begin my spring visits to the 3rd grade handwork classrooms. Mrs. Doeskin and Mrs. Johnson teach these students but I get to have them in my 4th grade handwork classes next year. I am excited to see what they are creating and to alter my curriculum to suit them to help create a successful 4th grade year.
I'll be taking my knitting to work along side them and I'm taking them the gift of a poem.
There was a witch who knitted things:
Elephants and playground swings.
She knitted rain,
She knitted night,
But nothing really came out right.
The elephants had just one tusk
And night looked more
Like dawn or dusk.
The rain was snow
And when she tried
To knit an egg
It came out fried.
She knitted birds
And twenty rubber butter rolls.
She knitted blue angora trees.
She purl stitched countless purple fleas.
She knitted a palace in need of a darn.
She knitted a battle and ran out of yarn.
She drew out a strand
Of her gleaming, green hair
And knitted a lawn
Till she just wasn't there.
by Karla Kuskin
Mrs. Barbara Albert