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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings | Shel Silverstein
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Apeacock12
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Where the Sidewalk Ends is one of my favorite P anthologies of all time. As a child I would spend hours reading over each of his fun poems. This could be a useful book to use for RT or AS. The poems in this book will bring a smile to children of all ages.
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/where-sidewalk-ends
This is a great website with different resources to bring into your classroom when covering this text.

Apeacock12 ESOL strategy 14 can be satisfied by reading poetry through the text slower before RT. UDL 5 can be satisfied through AS and RT. By giving students opportunities to express poems in different ways, it can be beneficial to ESOL students. #UCFLAE3414SU19 3w
Bshelton27 I really liked your website you included with this book. I feel like piety is something that can be hard to teach to students because it‘s not as common. I love the picture as well! So creative! 3w
carlenerubin This picture is so cute! I hope you read some of these amazing poems to the cow! I love Shel Silverstein! I think this book is a must for all classroom libraries! The link you shares was great and I will definitely be using it in my future classroom! 3w
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DezireeLara I love Shel Silverstein and this particular book! I like the website you added and LOVE the cute pic! 3w
alexialovesmith I LOVE THIS PICTURE! 3w
DrSpalding You got some nice peer support on this one! Your image is engaging! ❤️🐮 Remember that choral reading and simple poetry read alouds work well with anthologies. 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“Eighteen Flavors” - Shel Silverstein

#poetrymatters #icecream

TheSpineView 💜🍦 3w
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BeaG
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I needed a light read. These poems make me laugh and reminisce about teaching elementary. I teach high school now.

BookLitTiff Loved this book. My son just read this a few weeks ago. 3w
BeaG @BookLitTiff That's awesome! 3w
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eraderneely
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Starting my next book club pick!

RachelO That‘ll be really fun! 1mo
Readerann Ahh, I love these books. 1mo
eraderneely @RachelO @Readerann I haven‘t read it for 20 years. It‘s really interesting which poems I remember. It‘s not that many! 1mo
Nute What an awesome book club selection! 6d
eraderneely @Nute I really like that book club. We pick a pretty wide variety of books. My favorite was The Secret Lives of Color. So unexpected and so much to talk about! 6d
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erzascarletbookgasm
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TheSpineView 😍😍😍 1mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i love Shel Silverstein, i ordered Where the Sidewalk ends last month off Thriftbooks 💙 1mo
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booklover3258
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I was never really into poems. I found this book at Goodwill and something in my head said... you should get this and read this. I was happy I listened to the little voice in my head. The poems were funny, dark and some disturbing... my cup of tea. No love and happy thoughts just weird little poems and illustrations I might add. I don't know if it's a book for everyone but it's for the weirdo in all of us.
I give this book 3 and a half stars.

wanderinglynn I love Shel Silverstein‘s books. ❤️ Where the Sidewalk Ends was one of my first introductions to poetry when I was a child. So happy you enjoyed it! 1mo
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DezireeLara
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The prestige Shel Silverstein is know for his poems and artwork that‘s associated with each poem. Silverstein is a great author to use for an AS. The amount of books and poems he has written for children can be researched by the students.
#ucflae3414su19
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/where-side... This link gives resources for the teacher on the author and on the book.

DezireeLara UDL Principle 6.2 on planning and development can be used for the steps that each student must complete during the AS. ESOL strategy 15 will be important for these students, repetition will be key for these students on learning the material and presenting facts in their AS. 1mo
DrSpalding Excellent! You started off so well. Wonderful post for a wonderful anthology!❤️📚 2w
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Macker11
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This Book full of poetry is a great way to introduce fun and exciting poems to a class! I think doing choral reading with this book is a good idea because the students will have first hand comprehension of the humor. Students will love and laugh at all the poems in this book and be eager to write their own! This shows a wide variety of poems and can show the array of poems and topics the students can think about in their own poems. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Macker11 Using ESOL #8 and modeling how to read poetry and learning about rhythm can be beneficial for when you send the students to make their own. Once you read a couple, the class can read them chorally and get a feel for poetry. UDL 7.2 we can talk about relevance, value and authenticity of the poems and the poems we write. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/where-side... has multiple grade ideas 1mo
DrSpalding Choral reading is an excellent teaching method for use with poetry. Use this! 1mo
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jchawkins
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@Sunraven #treeproject

Shel Silverstein saved my sanity as a child. I don't know how many times I read his books. I had a lot of his poems memorized for years.

Sunraven My sister loved this book, too! I was more into fairy tales and epic fantasy and pioneer stories (which probably “saved” my sanity by making me seem only questionably sane 😆), and all I really remember from this book is the illustrations ... though I feel I should re-read it, because surely I remember at least a poem or two, hmm. 1mo
jchawkins @Sunraven Hahaha that's awesome. Yeah, I got into fantasy as I got into middle and high school, but these dark little poems were great. Phillip Pullman talked about this once...something about how it's important to acknowledge darkness to children. I should find that quote. (edited) 1mo
Sunraven IME that could be a statement about how adults often avoid what they think of as darkness more than a statement about kids, but I do have copious Thoughts on this subject, thanks to the perils of my brand of weird. 😆 I‘ve just noticed that adult fiction sometimes handles “darkness” shallowly, while YA classics sometimes bludgeon you like causing trauma is the goal. I always preferred the route where dark and light are both real, and balanced... 1mo
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Carolyn11215
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Adore this book of children‘s poetry. Can‘t fathom how many times I‘ve read it. #poetrymatters #flag @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Good one!🤩 1mo
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Lindseyraepalmx
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This fun, goofy book of poems is perfect for choral reading in class. The variety of types, rhymes, and funky drawings is a perfect assess to your classroom library.
Poem read aloud- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wnfKHfQtTQs
UDL- 1.1
EL- Provide auditory and visual manipulatives
#UCFSU19

Alexisjordan5 It can be hard to find good quality poems so it‘s great to have a book that has ton of them! 2mo
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raqueldonna
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P/ Grammy, ALA notable/AS RT
My favorite book of children's poems, I read this countless times as a child & would love to share it with my own future students as an intro into poetry
As someone who loves poetry I want to foster that in my students
Great teacher resources on the author's website: www.shelsilverstein.com/learning/#lessons-and-activities
UDL 7.2
ELL example poem in their native language to connect the idea of the genre
#UCFSU19

wanderinglynn I love Shel Silverstein. ❤️ 2mo
wanderinglynn What does UDL 7.2 mean? 2mo
Bookjunkie57 Some of my fondest memories are listening to these poems if we behaved well and cleaned up on time after art class in elementary school. I‘m glad to see teachers are still sharing this book with students. 2mo
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Alexisjordan5 I use to love reading the poems in this books when I was younger! Such great poems within this book! 2mo
raqueldonna @wanderinglynn we are doing this as a school project, this is a universal design for learning tool reference 2mo
raqueldonna @Bookjunkie57 I love that 😊 thanks for sharing! 2mo
wanderinglynn Ah, thanks! 👍🏻 2mo
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JoScho
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LittlePixels Oh my gosh, I love this book! So much that I bought it for my oldest kiddo. He loved it so much (he's grown now) that he bought a copy for his little sister. Her copy is now well-worn and loved. 😍 (edited) 2mo
JoScho @LittlePixels yes! I love that. My mom raised us on Shel 🖤 (edited) 2mo
Eggs Love Shel!!! 2mo
Gissy ☺️ 2mo
JoScho @Eggs @Gissy such great books! 2mo
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megansimon

“I will not play tug o‘war. I‘d rather play hug o‘war.”

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megansimon

I loved this as a kid, and now it seems kind of like a strange nook to me, but I think kids would still enjoy reading it.

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megansimon
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The premise of the book is where the sidewalk ends, the story of this made up world begins. Funny stories of crazy characters are in the poems. It‘s sure to entertain children.

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Kcallihan
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#lae3414 “Where the Sidewalk Ends” is a beautiful poetry book by Shel Silverstein. This book travels from a dirty city to a magical world where very bizarre and hilarious things occur. This book was one of my favorites growing up and I know it has made a huge impact on children everywhere. This lesson plan provides ways to

Kcallihan Have students make connections and inferences to the poem: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Where-the-Sidewalk-Ends-Lesson-Plans.... The teaching strategy I would use for this book would be dramatic re-enactment (DR) because since the story is so entertaining, the kids would really enjoy this. The UDL I would use would be 8.3, “foster collaboration and community” because by doing the DR, students 4mo
Kcallihan will get closer to one another and have to form a welcoming community. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #2, “promote cooperation” because the students together can cooperate to infer what will happen next in the book. 4mo
DrSpalding While I am sure that TPT has a good resource, going straight to the poet‘s website is always best. Silverstein‘s especially is of the highest quality. 4mo
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kelseymccormick
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ALA Notable Children‘s book award winner, Where the Sidewalk Ends is a collection of poems (P) written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein; whom is great for an (AS)! The poems are wonderful for upper elementary students as they relate to common childhood concerns. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick http://www.shelsilverstein.com/learning This resource provides activities related to Shel Silverstein‘s books. Additionally, this is his official website that provides factual information that students could use as a resource when completing an AS. (edited) 4mo
kelseymccormick This aligns with ESOL Strategy #11 Place language in meaningful content and UDL 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media. 4mo
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WoodsKatie
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Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein, is a groupings of poems (P) about everything from a king eating a peanut butter sandwich to a woman eating a while because she would. I enjoyed these stories in my 1st grade class. My teacher would read a poem almost everyday and I still can‘t get enough! This book has earned a ton of awards, including ALA Notable Children‘s Book.

WoodsKatie This book is great for grades from K-5 at least and can be integrated into a class as a RA, S, AS, RT, DR, and CR. This book satisfies UDL guidelines 3.2 and 2.5 as well as ESOL strategies 5 and 8. ReadWriteThink provided a lesson for younger grades to focus on vocal from one of the poems. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/choosing-word-sum... #LAE3414sp19 4mo
DrSpalding Excellent resource! You are correct that this book could be used in a variety of ways and your resource could be used with a variety of poetry! 4mo
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taywise393
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This P collections book by Shel Silverstein is a amazing book that takes you far past imagination for children. Within the book, it takes you to ways that children could see the world versus an adult. Many parents see this book to be rebellious and don‘t like it because it teaches students to be rude. I remember reading this as a kid and my teacher had us pick our favorite poem from the book and find the main idea, setting and characters.

taywise393 This is something good for students to do because finding those can sometimes be harder in a poem. I would use this worksheet with it https://images.app.goo.gl/FzUeH8546jiD2Hn16. I would think this book would be best as an IR. Some ELL accommodations are 44 and 42 when they wrote down the important parts of the poem. Some UDL strategies are 7.2 and 2.2. #LAE3414SP19 4mo
wmaxflowers I liked your lesson plan! I agree that having the students assess the character, setting, problem, and solution in the poem would help them better follow along. (edited) 4mo
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MGrace15
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My grandmother who has passed gave me this book in 2004 and have loved it ever since! Where the Sidewalk Ends (P) written & illustrated by Shel Silverstein is full of poems that tell stories of all emotion from happy to sad. It is great for PR as the poems are short and students can take turns reading. UDL 7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy. EL strategy 38 Assign short readings for homework.
#LAE3414SP19

C.Austin @MGrace15 I love how you made a connection with this book. I too love this book and I believe your students will too! 4mo
hkeiger I‘m crying I love this 😭👏🏼 haha, I checked out the link you posted and it looks like so much fun! I would honestly enjoy playing the games myself! 4mo
MGrace15 Thank you both! @C.Austin & @hkeiger (: 4mo
DrSpalding Personal connections with books like this, albeit sad, make for powerful reading opportunities.❤️ 4mo
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sydneybrooks
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And there the grass grows soft and white, and there the sun burns crimson bright.

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sydneybrooks

I personally really like shel Silverstein so this will definitely be in my classroom.

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sydneybrooks
Pickpick

These poems would definitely be great for elementary classrooms. They‘re fun and engaging and would allow kids to really enjoy poetry. They‘re great poems but the kids would be able to get a good grasp on them.

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CassidyCantrell

“Ickle me, pickle me, tickle me too went for a ride in a flying shoe”

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CassidyCantrell

Love the poems! This is a fun read!

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Mehso-so

This book has a lot of rhyming and would be fun to read aloud to a class.. picking a few poems each day! The illustrations are so-so but the read is great!
-poem

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MolliesaurusRex
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I think packing up my classroom library hurts my heart more than packing up my adult library...😭 #packingsucks #packingallthebooks #seeyoulater #teachersoflitsy

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kennedimartin
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Where the Sidewalk Ends (P) was one that I read frequently with my mom when I was younger. I had dog eared all the “best” poems and we would read them night after night. This one was my favorite poem from the book. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/poetry-feast-form... this is a great lesson plan for 3-5th graders about poetry! RA to the class to model fluency helps young readers understand poetry more!

kennedimartin UDL 7.1 is satisfied if the students are able to pick the poems they‘re reading. Talking about patterns in poetry (UDL 3.2) helps students pick up on this if IR. Making sure the students understand the basic concepts of poetry (ESOL 6) can be done by having the students write their own poetry! #LAE3414sp19 6mo
DrSpalding Wonderful post! Excellent alignment and this is a poetry anthology which I am thrilled you have selected. When we discuss poetry more, I will discuss the importance of having collections like these in your classroom library. 6mo
MGrace15 My grandmother got me this book and every time I see it it makes me think of her. One of my all time favorites! 5mo
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AthenaWins
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Mynameisacolour #4 💖 loveeeee Shel Silverstein! I still have his books from when I was little. 7mo
AthenaWins @Mynameisacolour I don't have mine but I made sure to buy it for my daughter when she was 9. It's her favorite book. Lol 7mo
Mynameisacolour @AthenaWins That is awesome! 7mo
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RealLifeReading Cool dog names! Also ducks? As in real live ducks? 7mo
AthenaWins @RealLifeReading Yep! Real ducks. Sunny, Inky, Betty White, Linda Hamilton and Carrie Fisher. Lol 7mo
EleniKara Those are cute duck names too! Also hope you make it to Greece! 7mo
Krisjericho The Van Gogh episode is my favorite of the whole series 7mo
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Mc_cart_ny
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My three year old bought me Where The Sidewalk End to read today. I love showing them how to love books ❤️

#RaisingReaders

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Mc_cart_ny
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Mc_cart_ny
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I read some #poetry to my littles during snack time.

#RaisingReaders

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww ⛄️❤️ 8mo
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Gina
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I still have my childhood copy I wrote my name in.

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JoScho
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A few books still in my childhood bedroom along with one of my Dreamsicles that is reading. Did anyone else collect those little guys?

tracey38 I had a couple growing up. That one is so cute. 8mo
tracey38 Amd I used to love the Chicken Soup books. 8mo
RadicalReader @JoScho Chicken Soup books are remarkable and always a wonderful read 8mo
Meeko93 Yes I have a ton of those. My grandmother had bought me one every Christmas. 8mo
Shaneyney I have all the Shel Silverstein books! 8mo
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Ericalambbrown
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📚: Where the Sidewalk Ends 🖊: Oscar Wilde 📺: Wallander or Westworld 🍽: Waffles! #manicmonday #letterW

JoScho 😊⛄️❤️ 8mo
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Bookjunkie57
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📚 Tagged. An oldie but a goodie. I now enjoy reading silly poems to my nieces and nephews
🖋 J. R. Ward
📺 Will & Grace, The Weekenders, Worst Cooks in America (it‘s hard to choose)
🍽 Waffles

#ManicMonday #LetterW

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Butterflyamore
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For a photo challenge. The topic was snowman. Poem by Shel Silverstein. ❤️

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MayJasper 😂 9mo
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Gina
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For those of you who didn't know...

RestlessFickleBookHoarder He wrote many country songs. Several for Loretta Lynn.https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.onecountry.com/country-music/country-songs-shel-silverstein/amp/ 9mo
Gina @RestlessFickleBookHoarder did you know Shel never had kids. He was a very eclectic soul home completely fascinates me to this day. My favorite is how he would get inspired and grab napkins when he was out to write lyrics. 9mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Gina I didn't know that! He is a fascinating person. 9mo
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Lainmp23
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If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
If you‘re a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!

bookcollecter Welcome to Litsy 😀 9mo
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Bookjunkie57
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#FriYayIntro
1. My art teacher would read this to us if we cleaned up fast enough after class
2. I‘m a cake peddler so don‘t tell people I prefer pie. 🤫🤫🤫
3. Baking, TV
4. Somewhere where the temp is in the 70s year round and there are no bugs/spiders. Haven‘t figured out exactly where that is yet.

@howjessreads

Shannon_McKinney Love where the sidewalk ends! I remember that was the first book I bought when I found out I was going to have my son years ago! 10mo
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mutlee
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1. Where the Sidewalk Ends
2. Definitely cake
3. Knitting, hiking
4. I‘d split my time in a big city (NYC, London) and a secluded beach
5. Hi 👋

#Friyayintro

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Lovesbooks87
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1. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. This was a childhood favorite. I remember checking it out of the library over and over again.
2. Read with noise.
3. Rabbit
4. NAY!!!!

#sundaysurvey

alisonrose Oh I so adored Shel Silverstein as a kid! ☺️ thanks for playing!! 10mo
tammysue He visited our elementary school when the kids were little.. he‘s the first author I ever met! 😊 10mo
Lovesbooks87 @whatshesreadingnow that's awesome 10mo
tammysue That was big news for our small town of 3,000 people lol 10mo
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Butterflyamore
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Childhood memories ❤️ I remember my teacher reading Shel Silverstein to the class in first grade, I loved Raggedy Ann and Andy, and my dad bought me the same music box when I was a little girl. Sadly, the music box broke when I was 10 or 11 but I found an identical one at Savers 5 years ago.

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Yady
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“But the snowman sniffed his carrot nose And said, “At least I‘ll try,”” - Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

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erzascarletbookgasm
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olivia.ferz 😂😂 11mo
JennyM Lol! 11mo
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jb72
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#favoritepoem #poetrymatters #dayonefavorite
This is a favorite poem of mine that I just discovered in the past year through my book club #atb (a wonderful group of girls). It was posted by @JaclynW and I‘m very lucky to have found a lovely group thanks to @Erin7
Thanks to all the girls of the group for making a wonderful place to chat about books and poetry.

AceOnRoam ❤❤❤ 12mo
Jess_Read_This I absolutely love this poem. ❤️❤️❤️ (and our group!) 11mo
JaclynW I agree!! Great group, excellent discussions, new insights gained frequently. ❤ 11mo
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