My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.

November 27, 2012

Tuesday's Verbs

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Scene:  Home
Toss, turn
Sneeze, cough
Hear, ignore, press, repeat
Jump, coax, prepare, frown, smile, sigh
Shower, dry, dress
Change, pack, race

Scene:  School
Chat, brainstorm, thank
Meet, teach, coax, smile, 
Eat, copy, staple, panic, breathe
Teach, read, listen, laugh, scold, compliment
Greet, facilitate, smile, share, reflect
Carry, drive, call

Scene:  Home
Juggle, drop
Kiss, hug
Drive, pickup, listen, coach
Text, understand
Eat, smile, chuckle, breathe
Fix, fill, check, kick, fuel
Sort, fold
Sit, think, read, type, slice


  1. I love this! What a fun way to chronicle the day, by keeping track of verbs. Glad things slowed a little in the last line-- phew!

  2. What a clever use of verbs! It made me feel exhausted just reading all of your actions during the day. Thank goodness you had time at the end of the day to relax.

  3. Oh, I love this too! The action are visual and fast - hmmm...could be an interesting inference activity?! (What am I doing?) This would be a great mentor text for students to try - the short, precise verbs.

    A great poem!

  4. This is wonderful. So glad that Michelle pinned it! I may have my freshmen try this activity and use your poem as a mentor text. Do you mind?

  5. What a witty way with words! You captured a busy day filled with many emotions. Amazing what you did just with verbs.