School’s Out!

Posted June 7, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

It’s the very last day of school.

Everybody, I mean everybody is silently counting in their heads and hoping 10 seconds is all that is left.

You see, it’s the last day of school.

One, wondering how long this would take.

Two, silently praying for a good summer.

Three, still praying.

Four, oh my gosh, I’m getting impatient.

Five, really just 5 seconds left in class.

Six, unbearable to speak, only the clock ticking can be heard.

Seven, deep breathing heard along with the clock.

Eight, deep breaths.  Huuu Haaaa.

Nine, sucking in stomachs.

Ten, about to run outside, but the bell didn’t ring.

Eleven?  Oh well, one second off.

Rinnngggggg!  Yaaaa!  School’s OUT!  Everyone runs outside to the playground.  Summer has started!

By Isabella, 3rd grade

Travel Lightly

Posted January 15, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

In the background
Green dancing mountains
Crash through fields of
Light, swiftly falling,
Jumping through the
Blue air like a knife from
The kitchen drawer.
Then a quiet moment
Comes like an ocean of
Love, or a cave of hate,
Banging quiet drums.
A sticky feeling of
Burgundy arises in you
As if you are running
Away from a lake of mistakes

To a palace of freedom.
The sun is crying tears of
Blood, and you can see
The blue eyes of the future,
A pretty promise despite
The salty jealousy of the
Past. Then you close
Your eyes and count,
One, two, three.
You hear the wind call
As you begin to travel
Lightly into the world
As you know it.

by Aurelia, 12th grade

(photo by magander via flickr)