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Friday, June 1, 2012

The Poetry Pit ~ Haiku!

Dear Readers,

Once again, it is time for the brand new Poetry Pit, but this time it is going to be a little different.  Today I will focus on a special kind of poetry called haiku! Haiku is a short type of poem that comes from Japan.

Haiku has:  three lines, seventeen syllables, and is usually about nature.  The pattern for the syllables in the haiku is:
5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables

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Here are some tips to help you write a haiku!

First, pick something in nature to write about.
Next, brainstorm as many adjectives, verbs, or phrases that go with that topic.
Finally, choose the best words and phrases.

Be sure it follows the rules of haiku.

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TOPIC:  spring

BRAINSTORM:  roses, daisies, iris, golden poppies, tulips, sunflowers blooming, blossoming, sunshine, grasses popping up, quails, robins hopping, bunnies, puppies, hatching, trees popping out fruit


Red tulips blooming.
Bunnies nibble new green grass
Fruits juicy and sweet!

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TOPIC:  deer
BRAINSTORM:  brown, furry, doe, roam, antlers, enormous ears.  


They roam in the field.
Enormous ears pointing up
A brown furry doe!

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Can you write a haiku?
What helped you learn how to do a haiku?
Can you name any other types of poetry?



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Poetry Pit!

What time is it?  It's POETRY TIME!  Again I will remind you that at the first of every month I will be post a brand new Poetry Pit!  

As I promised last month I will now announce the best poem I have written so far, voted by you!   


In third place, the poem about candy only had 12.5% (1 vote).

In the great second place, the great spaghetti play had 37.5% (3 votes).

And now the first place winner, the mustache poem had 50%  (4 votes).

Now, since we have all that gibber jabber out of the way here is my brand new poem!

I don't know where my clothes went. 
 They just disappeared.
  They are red boxer shorts of course with skulls on them, and my blue silk shirt with fairies on the bottom.
  If you find em' contact me at 1-818-555-lost boxers and clothes.
  Oh look there are some clothes in that bird's
 mouth! I wonder whose are those?

Have you ever had a dream where you went to school without any clothes before?

Can you continue my poem?

What does your favorite shirt or pants look like?

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Glorious Hike!

On spring break,  my mom, brother, and I went on a beautiful hike!  The trail was outside my front door!  It took about an hour to walk the whole trail, but we were triumphant!

Here are some photos from our walk!

This is the first thing you see before you start your journey! It is called a trailhead because it is the place where the trail begins.

This was a suntanning lizard that we saw.  It had no tail! It probably lost its tail to a predator.

 Walking along the trail was fun because we sometimes ran and sometimes we walked. My brother and I had a race to the top!

There were a lot of trees, bushes, and grass.  A lot of green if you ask me! Last week it rained so much, and that is why everything is growing.

In this picture, my brother and I are looking down from the giant bridge!

I am crossing a tiny creek here. In the water, I observed several tiny fish.

In the middle of the hike there is a wrecked car!  No one knows how it got there!

Next to the car there was an oven! Strange!

These white wildflowers were gorgeous!

When we were almost at the end of our trail, we saw a lady riding a beautiful brown horse! She said the horse's name was Peanut Butter. 

Finally, we reached the end! It was funny to see a truck driving by!

Have you ever been on a hike?
How do you think the oven and car got there?
Would you ride a horse down that trail?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Poetry Pit!

Dear Readers,

Once again, it is time to post a new poem!  I will remind you, I refresh the Poetry Pit on the first day of the new month!  

Here is another poem, I hope you like it!

I lost me my mustache,
it just ran away!
Catch that turrylurryfurry thing
that just ran away,
catch that turrylurryfurry thing that likes his curry! 
If he doesn't come here soon,
I will ground that purryturryflurrying thing!
Oh wait I just shaved off me my turryflurrylurry mustache!

Picture from Google images
Do you have a mustache?
Can you add anything to my poem?
Out of all my three poems which one is your favorite?


You can vote for the poem you like and then I will announce the winner the next month! Here are the other two poems. This one is about the candy.  You can also vote for the one from this month about mustaches!

Zazz Zag,
Tag Dad,
What fun
do you and me have,
oh zazz what a whip,
you hit me with the sugar stick,
it was fine and it was quickitypit,
I am on a sugur lick,
if you don't grab me some candy quick,
I will explode lickitysplit,

Here is the one about spaghetti.

I like my spaghetti,
I would marry it if I was ready!

I like it with my meat sauce!
I like it with my red sauce!

Spaghetti, yeah, spaghetti, yeah!
I told you I like my spaghetti!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Poetry Pit!

Dear Readers,

Here is another poem!

Zazz Zag,
Tag Dad,
What fun
do you and me have,
oh zazz what a whip,
you hit me with the sugar stick,
it was fine and it was quickitypit,
I am on a sugur lick,
if you don't grab me some candy quick,                     
I will explode lickitysplit,

Who is you favorite poet?
Can you add anything to my poem?
Can you make your own poem up?


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sensational Roses!

Dear Readers,

My dad went out and bought my mom some roses!  I love them so much that I decided to share them with you!  The roses remind me of fire and a sunset mixed together!  I love roses so much because it is my middle name, they are my favorite flower, and they smell divine!  

Here are some fun facts about the rose!

•  The rose is the USA's national flower.

•  The rose is a romantic symbol.

•  Valentine's day is the most popular day that people buy roses.

•  1,200,000,000 roses are bought by US buyers each year!

•  60% of all roses are grown in the US.

•  The red rose is an inspiration to thousands of artists everywhere!

•  Many people make rose perfumes.

Gorgeous Roses 

What do the roses remind you of?
Can you add any more facts to mine?
What is your favorite flower?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Brother's 13th Birthday!

Dear Readers,

Today, is my brother's 13th birthday!  His name is Ethan!  I love him so much!  I think he is special, because he always helps me!  He is there when I need him!  I think the best quality about him is that he always tells the truth!

 I love it when my brother and I play together!  My favorite game is probably store!  He lets me be whatever I want to be in the game!

He is also really, really, really funny!  He always cheers me up!  Especially when I am upset!  When I was little he used come in and either tickle me or pretend to hit himself!  :-)

My brother is the best brother in the world!  If there was an award he would win!  I love you so much Ethan!  

Ethan, even though we do fight sometimes I really, really, really, REALLY love you!   

P.S.  I hope you liked my video!  :)


Do you have any siblings?
Do you play games with him or her?
What do you love most about them?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Poetry Pit!

Welcome to my Poetry Pit! On the first day of each month, I will publish one of my poems.

In the Poetry Pit, you can leave a creative poem.  Here is my first poem for you!

I like my spaghetti, 
I would marry it if I was ready!  

I like it with my meat sauce!  
I like it with my red sauce! 

Spaghetti, yeah, spaghetti, yeah!  
I told you I like my spaghetti!

I came up with this poem when we were driving to the restaurant to get their AMAZING spaghetti!  I hope you like it!

Have you ever written a poem before?
Can you add anything to my poem?
Do you like spaghetti?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King's Birthday!

It is Martin Luther King Jr's birthday!  I truly think that he is an amazing person, and is someone who I greatly admire.  He stood up for all the black people's rights, it was called the Civil Rights Movement.  Martin Luther King doesn't judge people by their skin color, but by their actions and the way they treat other people.   He was not a man of violence, but a man of peace.  My music teacher, Mr. B taught us a song about him. The song is Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.!.  The video was by Mrs. Yollis!  

      Here are some facts about Martin Luther King Jr.

•  Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta, Georgia January, 15.

•  He had two siblings, Christine was his sister, and A.D. was his brother.

• Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a loving family of preachers.  He too thought he would be a preacher someday.

•   When he was little, Martin Luther King Jr. had a friend that was white.  The boy's dad owned a store across from Martin's home.  At age six, Martin and the boy had to stop playing together, because they had to go to different schools.  It was called segregation.    

•  On the buses, black people had to sit in the back, and white people could sit in the front.  Dr. King led the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  They urged black citizens not to ride the buses.

•  Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize!

•  He went to college three times so he could become a Dr.  Then he graduated, and his name changed to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!

•  One of his most famous speeches was his "I Have A Dream" speech.  In the speech he asked all to judge people not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character. 

•After he graduated he Married Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953!

•  Many of his followers got beaten down, killed, or even sent to jail!  King himself was sent to jail many times!

•  Someone even tried to burn his house down!  When that happened, his wife and children were inside!  Luckily no one was hurt. 

•  Sadly, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4th, 1968!  He was talking to his friend and then suddenly, he was shot with no warning!  He was at the Lorraine Hotel!

Here is a picture of him and luckily I found his signature!


Signature and picture by Wikipedia

What is your dream?  
 Who is your hero, what did he or she do?
Can you add any,more facts?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Dear Blogging Friends,

My name is Sasha.  I am a 3rd grade student in Mrs. Yollis' class.  I live with my mom, dad, and my brother in California.  I love going to school, learning, and playing with my friends.  I enjoy writing stories, reading, singing and dancing!  I love candy.  I am a candy queen. I also love animals.  I want a bunny and a hamster!

I am very excited to welcome you to my brand new blog, Sasha's Sensational Scoop!  I feel very lucky to be in Mrs. Yollis' class.  I have already learned so many things this year, including the art of blogging!  Thank you so much Mrs. Yollis for giving me the opportunity to have my own blog!

I hope you enjoy blogging with me as much as I enjoy creating it!  Please visit often and leave a comment, story, or a poem.

Tell me about yourself:

What is your favorite candy?
Do you have a pet?
What is, or was your favorite subject in school?

Your new blogging buddy,