Too cold again.
Too snowy for outdoor recess.
Too many days spent with the same twenty classmates.
Too limited without electronics.
We already built with blocks.
We already played board games.
We already made up a storytelling game.
We already finished four jigsaw puzzles.
Let's play all together!
Let's play a whole class game!
Let's play Heads Up Seven Up!
It's amazing to see them ALL play together.
It's amazing -- first time in my career it's happened.
It's amazing to know that collaboration can emerge so naturally.
It's amazing to have faith and hope reaffirmed during indoor recess.
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014
The Poetry Stretch at Tricia's blog was a new form to me -- anaphora, "the repetition of the same word or phrase in several successive clauses." There are some spectacular examples in the comments. Mine describes what happened at recess this week.