Saturday, March 15, 2014

Come and play.....with words

"It is better to read a little and ponder a lot than to read a lot and ponder a little."
                                          - Dennis Parsons Burkitt

Language is so much fun.  Words can inspire, create, tear down and destroy.  The power of words can not be underestimated.  Words create sentences, which create paragraphs, which create stories and speeches and journals and diaries and on and on and on. Words can literally be life-changing.  Learning to play with words early in life can make your language very endearing to you indeed.  Messing around and playing with onomatopoeia, puns, alliteration, double entendres, humour and wit can be just plain fun.  Here are some examples of language merriment just for you on this beautiful Saturday morning.....

Mrs. DeBuss

Our second grade teacher, named Mrs. DeBuss
has never had such a fun classroom as us.
You see, all the students have interesting names,
instead of just plain ones, like Sarah or James.
So when she calls roll it is terribly funny;
she calls "Lauren Order" and then "Xavier Money."
Then "Ben Dare" and "Dawn Datt" and "Isabel Ringing,"
"Amanda B. Reckondwith," "Ella Fantsinging."
She calls "Cole Doubtside," "Anna Won," "Anna Tu,"
"Justin Time," "Justin Case," "Ahmal Wright," "Howard Yu."
She calls "Noah Liddle" and "Isaiah Lott"
plus "Diane Tumeechu" and "Heywood U. Knott."
"Claire Skyes" and "Paige Turner" and "Mike Carson-Fire."
"Jack Hammer," "Paul Barer," "Ed Hertz," and "Barb Dwyer."
Then "Colin Alcars," "Moira Less" and "Les Moore,"
"Sonny Day," "Sandy Beach," and then "Robin D. Store."
She calls "Woody Dewitt" and "I. Betty Wood,"
"Jose Ken Yusee," and then "Willie B. Goode."
She calls "Marcus Downe," and then "Natalie Drest,"
and lastly, of course, she calls "Olive D. Wrest."

  --Kenn Nesbitt

Here is a website I bumped into that you and your children may enjoy checking out:


       These may bring a smile to your face as you read through them:

Enjoy your Saturday everyone.  Read on and read always!!!  See you back here on Monday.  
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