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Introduction: Hello and welcome to my blog! This is the third year I have participated in the SOLSC and also the third year for my students as well! I teach students, ages 11-14, in a multi-age classroom at The Logan School for Creative Learning in Denver, CO. This year, I am hosting students from all three middle school classes and they are participating on a volunteer basis (with a few prizes thrown in for inspiration). I'm looking forward to being part of this amazing community again!
As I pushed open the garage door into my house,
Hands heavy with grocery bags,
I clearly heard:
The swish of a bag leaning and falling in the back of my car,
Of course the hatchback is open
The plastic crinkle as objects started to slide out,
Oh no! I know what's next
Something round tapping the bumper
A staccato of heavy, wet, crunchy noises
Followed by the sounds of them all rolling down the sloping driveway,
towards the gutter.
Returning with now empty hands,
I saw exactly what I expected.
Five Pink Lady apples
Strewn up and down the driveway.
One against a pine cone,
Three resting on the crack that stops my snow shovel
Another in an iris...
The sixth is missing;
Nope! Under the car!
I gather them up and put them into the bag,
Wiping off the dirt
And feeling the mushy bruised parts
Turning brown under the red/green skin.
I knew I should have carried all the bags in at once.
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