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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Like a Turtle
Today I'm moving very slow
like a turtle as I go,
with each step I move my cane,
trying to ignore the pain.
Have you ever broken a bone and had to use crutches, a cane or a sling? It can slow you down. What tasks did you find that took more time? This is our topic for poetry today. Can you write a poem about being injured? Last Tuesday evening I heard a woman talk about rescuing animals. Have you ever tried to nurse a sick animal back to health? Have fun writing your poem.
Although my turtle is far from perfect, I did have fun playing with my art supplies yesterday. Have you thought about all the different ways animals move? Almost every animal moves differently.
Honu is the Hawaiian word for turtle.
A turtle only makes progress by sticking its neck out.