Slice of Life Challenge – March 20, 2023 – Open Write Day 3 with Stefani Boutelier – Flip Poetry

Our host today at for the March Open Write, Day 3, is Stefani Boutelier, Associate Professor of Education at Aquinas College in Michigan. She’s using technology tools this week and inviting us to apply some of these ideas in our teaching. Today, she invites us to participate in Flip Poetry. You can read her full prompt here.

I’ll return to the Open Write later to explore more with today’s flip, but to begin this morning with a heart full of gratitude for warmth on this 26-degree morning, I’m writing a springtime palindrome poem in 3-21-23 fashion for today (as the first day of spring) and tomorrow (as a palindrome date). I can use syllables, words, or apply a function of math to each line to write this. I saw gorgeous azaleas at the campground over the weekend and add them to my pile of good things I celebrate today! I’ll experiment with Stef’s flip at lunchtime! 

Azaleas in bloom at FD Roosevelt State Park on Pine Mountain in Georgia 3-19-2023

Springtime 32123 Palindrome Poem

Pink azaleas bloom
Buds burst
Warmer days
Ahead….welcome springtime! 

20 Replies to “Slice of Life Challenge – March 20, 2023 – Open Write Day 3 with Stefani Boutelier – Flip Poetry”

  1. Thank you for the reminder about the date palindromes – love these! And your spring poem – so very dear. I love the word “promising” – I love how it sounds so fervent as it rolls across my lips. May spring temps come soon!!

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  2. Kim, I think spring has sprung today, on this equinox. However, the weather is reporting rain for the next 36-48 hours, in the 30s and 40s, and maybe a little snow mixed in. I wrote a palindrome poem like yours for tomorrow. 🙂

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    1. I’m so glad you wrote a palindrome poem! I can’t wait to read it. It is cold here, too. I need it to warm up. We brought home a new batch of chicks and I’m about to have to bring them into my kitchen even with a heat lamp on….it’s that cold.


  3. I love this burst of springtime celebration, Kim! It lifts my spirits. My grandmother used to call me or write me, saying “You should see my azaleas!” She loved them so. The photo is gorgeous. I didn’t get around to Ethical ELA yesterday at all, alas.

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