Friday, August 27, 2010

From the Mind of a 7-Year-Old

Emptying backpacks after school is never my idea of fun, but when I come across a gem like this, I immediately change my mind. This was from an in-class writing assignment. The teacher gave them the first few words of each sentence and they had to write words that described themselves.

I am happy, adventurous, fast.
Lover of animals and space.
Who dreams of space and dinosaurs.
Who fears spiders and were-wolves.
Who wishes 5¢ could get you a pound of candy.

Last year she was scared of coyotes, now it's werewolves. *sigh* I might have to give her Shiver sooner than later. That'll cure that fear :-)  But that's my daughter. It's a snapshot of being seven that I plan to hold on to for a while.

20 comments:

Robin Mellom said...

Awww, this is fantastic. A treasure. :-) :-)

Indigo said...

Priceless! (Hugs)Indigo

Kristan said...

Aww. :)

C.R. Evers said...

that's awesome! I love it!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

I'm SO with her on the 5-cent thing!!!!!!!1

WindyA said...

Love it! So articulate for her age!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Sounds like a great teacher to encourage poetry like this.

The pale observer said...

Cute Sherrie - she writes well for 7! Maybe she'll be a writer like her mom!!

Becky Levine said...

Lovely. There are always surprises. :)

Elaine AM Smith said...

Your little one sounds like quite a character. I think you are right, that you must find somewhere safe to keep it. I framed many of these treasures.

Jennifer Shirk said...

That so stinkin' cute. :)

Elana Johnson said...

Great poem! I should do this. And yes, Shiver will cure her fear. :)

Lenny said...

hi miss sherrie! wow thats fun stuff. im with her on the dinosaurs and candy for sure. for me were-wolves are neat. haha. you just gotta save that for her. i just read in my new writers book you should save stuff you wrote when youre little cause when you get older you could forget and it could be good if youre a writer. my book said save everything you ever write.
...smiles from lenny

Kelly said...

Oh, that is so sweet, Sherrie! Put that in her keepsake box. I'll have to remember this exercise if I ever go back to full time teaching!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I do an extended version of something like this with my high school students. It is always fun to see what they come up with! :-)

Kari said...

This is so awesome for a 7-yr-old! And it's one of those things that you can pull out in ten years and show her. "See what you wrote?"
It IS a gem : )

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh,how darling. I love these fill in the blank things. My son once had My mommy is _______. I was waiting for "nice" or "funny". He said, "My mommy is Corey." Ha!

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh, I love that. Hold on to that one!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

That's so nice to have! What a great find! Nice to meet you at Karen's BBQ.

I am on vacation so very happy,
Lover of God and animals,
Who dreams of retiring one day and volunteering at an animal shelter,
Who fears bees and wasps and
Who wishes there wouldn't be so much suffering in the world.

Drew's Blog Thingy said...

Werewolves? My sister comes up with the craziest things!

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