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Thursday, March 8, 2012

GRANDPARENTS' DAY WRITING

My students have Salem Lutheran School have been engaged in writing that honors their grandparents. Students have written about their grandparents using various styles of writing. I hope you will enjoy the creations of these students.

Nicole Grant honored her grandparents by writing a cinquain poem, which follows this pattern:
First line: Grandparent (example)
Second line: Two adjectives describing their grandparent
Third line: Three verbs depicting activities of their grandparent
Fourth line: A four word sentence about their grandparent
Fifth line: A synonym of line one, such as Papa, Pawpaw, Poppy, Grandpa

This is Nicole's cinquain poem:

Grandparents
Sweet, Fun
Entertaining, Sharing, Giving
My grandparents are lovely.
Special Friends

Katherine Pinson chose to write an acrostic poem to honor her grandparents. This is her tribute:

Praying
Is always cooking
Never rude
So friendly
Of a great family
No hatred

Great friends
Rreally sweet
And always nice
Never mean
Daring
Part of my heart
Always generous
Reading books
Everlasting Christians
No jealousy
Tending to injuries
Saints

Students were also given an opportunity to write an essay in honor of their grandparents that included these points: memory, life lesson, feelings, and details. Topic choices may include:
• The best day they have had with their grandparent
• A memorable adventure with their grandparents
• How their grandparent has made a difference in their life
• A favorite memory of their grandparent
• A time they received encouragement from their grandparent
• A special gift from their grandparent that made a difference in their life
• A character trait or value of their grandparent that they want to emulate in their own life
• A memory they want to keep forever about their grandparent if everything else were erased from their memory

Shelby Sanderson wrote the following essay about her grandparents:

I have many, many wonderful memories of my grandparents and me together. Simply just spending the night at my grandparents' house creates many happy memories. I have so much fun. We play games, watch movies, read stories, and bake cakes and cookies. We even have this dessert that we made up. It's called "popcorn surprise," and we have it every time we go over to spend the night. My grandma puts in the "surprise" candy or chocolate, and my grandpa pops the popcorn. Then, we put candy at the bottom of the popcorn bowl, and there you have it..."popcorn surprise."

We play games, like Sorry, Candy Land, or Would You Rather. We also play card games, like Go Fish, Old Maid, or Uno. We watch movies, like "Alice in Wonderland" or "Despicable Me." We read stories, too, like the "Narnia" series and even little books. Dr. Seuss books are still funny! We even bake cakes and cookies! One time we made a chocolate, gluten-free cake with icing and sprinkles. It was so yummy.

I am so thankful for my grandparents. They make me laugh all the time. I enjoy spending time with them, either playing games or baking sweets.

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