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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Eleven Plus Snow

There has been heavy, widespread snow today. It is possible that some eleven plus children, and their families, may have had to stay in doors. At one time or another there may have been a little tension between the children. There is a phrase: “stir crazy” that comes to mind.

You could read your children part of a little poem by W. H. Davies 1891 – 1940 who lived for six years as a tramp in the United States.

To Sparrows Fighting

Stop, feathered bullies!
Peace angry birds;
You common Sparrows that,
For a few words,
Roll fighting in wet mud,
To shed each other’s blood.

You could ask your children to substitute appropriate words relevant to today’s conditions. May the best wordsmith win!

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