Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fireflies: A Ghazal for Children

firefliesShhh… let’s watch and later tell about
How we spied on fireflies at night.

 The stars are falling and flitting, Don’t be surprised by fireflies at night.

 The dog snapped the air,
 Having eyed fireflies at night.

The baby knew white light spelled danger
So shied from fireflies at night.

What small creature could be prey
And hide from fireflies at night?

 Like a lantern lit, the meadow’s light
was wide from fireflies at night.

You rubbed your eyes, those birds were dots
of light comprised of fireflies at night.

Who knew this courting would light my life,
My heart is tied to fireflies tonight.

Do you watch the fireflies at night? Check out https://www.mos.org/fireflywatch/

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Open Source For Education Creative Commons License

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Written for Children by tess is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Dear Reader, What's this? I have added to my Creative Commons license. My license means you can use this work if you attribute it to "Tess." You can use it for teaching purposes or for pleasure but you cannot profit from it, nor can you change or alter the original. If you are a test designer, I hope you will not use my work because I do not like tests. Thank you, tess

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Cat with Blue String

Peter Klashorst CC flickr

You are a blue string with cat.

Is it any wonder that

When you are wrapped in a ball

There is very little cat at all?