Summer Song

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“Good bye from here.

It’s been a year,

To sing a song and

Shed a tear.

We wish you well,

Our hearts do tell.

We send you off,

“It’s been swell!

 

Good bye our friends and

Little ones.

We send our love and

Joy along.

“Enjoy your days!”

Our hearts do say.

As we stand again,

For one last wave.”

 

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Poem by denisebalog©

The Hope of “Romantic Love”

The last one to share. This essay really touched my heart. I pray you have been blessed reading the thoughts and hearts of fifth grade children.


Fifth Grade Boy

“Romantic love to me means: someone who you care enough for that you’d do anything for and they care enough for you to do the same thing, or family. As some people like to call it, that is what I call romantic love is: never wanting to be away from one certain person, that’s what romantic love is to some people.

To all romantic love is the thing that bonds people together. To some it is hope, it is the thing that everybody needs, without it, we’d be lost, we would be emotionless robots.”

Written by a Fifth grade boy in a single parent house.

Love is in the air in Elementary!
Love fills the air in Elementary!

 

Writing Prompt #2 – “Romantic Love” – Hugs in Elementary

 

Fifth Grade Girl
Romantic Love #2  

“You might think Romantic Love is mushy and gross but im shure when you get older you will be interested.

Take your perents as an example my perents have been maired for about 15 years. You have to have a bond with someone. Its not about how cute they are its about what you like about him or her. If I was looking for a guy I would want someone who is helpful, smart, sweet, loyal, honest, understanding and sporty.

Some people have been mairied for 75 they ate at the same table and sleep in the same bed. They love each other a lot. They have a bond.”

Written by a Fifth grade girl in a two parent house.


Married 12 plus years
Married 12 plus years

The “Trust” of Romantic Love– Hugs

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Hearts and Love fill the air in Elementary this week. I would like to share a few “Writing Prompts” written by Fifth grade students. Generally in the age of eleven, about to turn twelve this year.

Their words describing “Romantic Love” touched my heart.   When reading, please keep in mind, only one is written from a child’s view who has both father and mother continuously in their house and lives; each articulated “romantic love” beautifully.  Proud of each of them:) 


Fifth Grade Boy

Romantic Love  – Writing Prompt #1

“What I think love is about. This is going to be based on my grandmother and grandfather they have been married for forty-six years that’s a long time to me. They also are bestfriends. They love each other. Always helpful to each other. They still hold hands. They have strong feelings for each other. That is what I think love is about.”

Written by a Fifth Grade boy in a single parent household.


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On The Wings of the Cardinal Birds

We don’t often get snow in Oklahoma.

As I looked 

Out our window today...
Out our window today…

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I couldn’t not help but be reminded

of the Red Cardinals of Elementary:)

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Second grade students,

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(About 7 to 8 year’s old)

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painting the red of their hearts

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on the wings of the Cardinal bird.

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Yep, we got snow Abby girl,

let’s go out and play!! 

We got our snow!!
We got our snow!!

Hurray!!!

Warm Fleecy Pajamas

Warming off

After a full day of activities,

and wearing

warm fleecy pajamas,

on P.J. day at school,

(as we were preparing to

pack up to leave for the year),

the principal’s granddaughter

stepping outside

into the cool of the air

exclaimed,

“Mimi, I’m “warming off!”

“Mimi, I’m warming off!” 

 

Mrs. J. and I 

stopped. 

Thought about what

Rainee said, and

“giggled with joy”

as children!


 

I am always amazed

at a child’s “point of view!”

Reminding me once again,

of Jesus’ words to

“become like children.” Matthew 18:2

 

God’s view doesn’t see things the way we do.

Who’s to say she’s not “warming off?”

When you think about,

Isn’t that what she’s really doing?

I feel better now!
I feel better now!

 

“For MY thoughts are not your

Thoughts,

Neither are your ways

My ways,

Declares the LORD”

Isaiah 55:8 (ESV)

It’s all about Hugs in Elementary – Friendship

Friendship

Friendship…was the “word”

for the day in our morning

announcements.

 – Friend and ship –

We sail this life together.

These boys have it 

“arms round!”

 

“…a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:12 (ESV)

 

Awesome Extraction!

Awesome!
All smiles in Elementary!

In the embrace of a morning hug,

on her daily stop into the Elementary office,

the ten year old sister,

of one of our first grade boys,

report her brother’s

recent dental surgery experience.

 

When I asked how Cody was doing,

after having an ill position tooth removed,

Lillee, enthusiastically

repeated brother’s story.

 

“Sissy, having surgery is awesome!

You get to have all the yogurt,

macaroni and cheese

and ice cream you can eat!”

 

Oh, to have Cody’s

“awesome” response!

 

When life

gets to “pulling out”

something unexpected,

may we react

with the same youthful

enthusiasm!

Turning ALL our

“Extractions” into

an Awesome Smiles!


 Disclaimer:

The names have been changed to protect the innocent!

It’s All About a “Hug” in Elementary – “Questions Handled”

An incident ensued in the Elementary bathroom.

Two students were brought to the

Principal’s office for questioning.

 Conflicting stories were given

by both eight year old girls.

The Principal requested another girl

from the Second grade to come

to the Office concerning

the “horse play.”  

 

Over the intercom to the classroom,

the Second grade teacher was asked

to send her student to the Office.

 

Not knowing the circumstances of the request,

the reluctant child walked towards the Office

unsure if she was facing pending doom

from the unexpected summons.  

 

Miss Cheryl, the teacher assistance on duty,

attempted to assure the hesitant girl

she was NOT in trouble.

“Shelby, Mrs. Ryan

just wants to ask you a few questions.”

 

Shelby, relieved at hearing

this unexpected good news,

enthusiastically

threw her jubilant hands

up into the air

loudly exclaiming,   

“Questions I can handle! Trouble No!”

 

Spoken with the truth of a child!

 Isn’t this how we all feel on any given day!

Questions yes, trouble no!

 

Thank you for the “Hug” Shelby,

you made us laugh

in the most elementary way!

Child's Play
Round and round they go…Another day to play in Elementary!

 

 

Disclaimer:

The names have been changed to protect the innocent!