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  Veteran's Day Cinquain .... 4th Grade
by m j . hollingshead
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
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We try Cinquain ... we prepare to spend a day at a one room school and we try our hand at poetry to place with our poppy wreaths on the wall outside our classroom door. The names we are using are the ones for the children we will portray during our visit. As we read Flander's Field in class one child remarked, "this is really a sad poem." It is.

My Uncle William Pearce DSC lies with his comrades in France.

Veteran's Day
Celebrate the honor
Exceptional sadness, hurt,pain

--- Guy (Grandfather is a vet)

Veteran's Day
Celebration honor
Express the sadness, pain, hurt

---- Minnie (Grandfather is a vet)

Honor, Celebration
Pain, Exceptional Sadness

---- Martha (Papa was a vet)

Silent Day
Celebrate, honor
Pain, Extraordinary sadness

--- Dora

Honor, Celebrate Day
Veteran's empty spot; Pain

--- Bay

Honor Day
Veteran Celebrate Now
Sadness, Pain, Exceptional Hurt


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/2/2007
Your teaching certainly is paying dividends as these cinquain attest, Molly. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/5/2006
Each one of these touched my heart and the message is clear.
Reviewed by jude forese 11/16/2006
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 11/16/2006
nice practice for those kids thanks and cheers
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 11/15/2006
they all tugged my heartstrings...and amazingly perceptive they are
Reviewed by Jo Janoski 11/15/2006
Sadness, quiet, pain--but veterans also show us how to <i>honor country and each other. </i> Beautiful haiku!
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 11/15/2006
Ohhhh I love the veteran's Empty Spot. Hit home hard.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/14/2006
How perceptive each child is.
My Great uncle was killed 2:10 pm oct 13 1915 at the battle of Loos,
Same day as Kipplings son in the same battle, due to lack of a smoke screen...
Reviewed by Martin Hebert 11/14/2006
m.j...beautiful poetry..expressions of the soul..

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/14/2006
Wonderful work everyone, and may you never forget the Flanders Field poem, or our brave veterans.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/14/2006
Thank you Molly for sharing!!

Well done Kids!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 11/14/2006
Thanks for choosing to teach our children of such worthy education, Molly...Blessed Be...

Reviewed by Peter Paton 11/14/2006
Oh Molly

You have taught these attentive children so well..
And they are most diligent pupils..


Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/14/2006
You surely have taught them well Molly. They express the feelings of Veterans day so very well. You all did wonderful work!;-) Thank you for sharing with us.


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