kindel ann

January 5, 2009

Things I Love: Hailstones and Halibut Bones

Filed under: Picture,Things I Love — Kindel @ 1:39 pm

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Does your train of thought ever take you to something from your past so fast your head spins? Okay, maybe that’s just me. 

Anyways, a few days before Christmas that happened to me.

When I was in 5th grade, our teacher used to read poetry to us. I distinctly remember her reading from this book, Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O’Neill. As I remembered this book, I didn’t remember exactly what it was about, only that it was fantastic and that I really loved it when I was in 5th grade.

Well, I found this book on Amazon for about 60 cents so I bought it! It just came in the mail today and I sat down and read the whole thing! It’s great! The book is poems about colors – one poem for each color. It’s amazing because she paints such a picture with words. Also, the illustrations in this book are great!

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1 Comment »

  1. I also love this book.
    The first introduction I had was as a teacher in training and it was used to set us free in writing.
    It worked. I am free and use the book as an inspiration with my high school students. We never get too old for fun. Some of the teachers I know use the paint chips from Sherman Williams or Home Depot and let the kids choose colors to explore. Thank you for your inspiration.

    Comment by Karen — May 17, 2009 @ 11:42 am | Reply


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