It's the start of a much needed rest - Spring Vacation. High energy and excitement in the classroom yesterday made it difficult to get much done. Tired and looking toward a relaxing evening with children early to bed and a glass of wine, I was thrilled to find a special package in my mailbox when I arrived home from school. As promised, author and poet, Sheree Fitch, sent my class one of her books, If I Had A Million Onions. The poems in this book are whimsical, sometimes silly, and hopeful - with words that are meant to be read out loud. This one stuck with me as I flipped through the pages with my four-year old daughter in my lap. I can't wait to share this book and Sheree's letter with my students!
May no cats get in your sandbox
May your frisbees always spin
May your fridge be filled with oranges
May you love the life you're in.
May your teddy bear be fuzzy
May your rainy days be wet
May your teacher tell you stories
That you will never forget.
May your fingernails get dirty
May your underwear be clean
May your monster all be friendly
May your grass be mostly green.
May your world spin topsy-turvy
May you love from inside out
May your parents hug you always
may they hardly ever shout.
May your enemies eat sugar
May you play the Superdome
May your friends be slightly crazy
May you always have a home.
May your popsicles stay frozen
May your dreams be ture and deep
May you close your eyes and snuggle
May you have a good night's sleep.
©2005 by Sheree Fitch
Published by Trade Wind Books