December 27, 2013



The #5 most popular story of the year was a mystery.



I asked students to read the poem below by Bobbi Katz and figure out what she is writing about. What are sandpaper kisses? How does the person in the poem wake up every morning? Is it a pleasant wake up, or an annoying one?

Students had a lot of fun trying to solve the mystery! Can you tell what this poem is about?

Sandpaper kisses

On a cheek or a chin -

That is the way

For a day to begin!


Sandpaper kisses -

A cuddle, a purr

I have an alarm clock

That’s covered with fur.

Posted by: Seymour Simon

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