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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dirty Billy

My baby brother Billy
has a circle on his nose.
Somehow he missed eating
all of his Cheerios.

He wears yellow mustard

red catsup, and something green
on his shorts and t-shirt
that this morning were clean.

  Did you get new back-to-school clothes?  What did you wear for the first day of school?  What do the new clothes say to each other when they meet at school? Can you write a poem about clothes today?  Have fun writing.

Today I'll be as happy as a new pair of shoes.


  1. Joy,
    I love the idea of new clothes talking to each other. Fun! I believe Dirty Billy might be a good character in a mystery story. The detective can figure out where Billy's been by what stains are on his clothing.

    1. Can you imagine how happy clothes separated when sold at the store feel when they're reunited on the first day of school?
      Your detective idea is a good one.