Thursday, May 24, 2012

Runny Babbit and Bowcase Shoard

As I mentioned in a previous post, my youngest (7) is in love with Shel Silverstein's Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook (in case you haven't figured it out, he swaps the first letters of words to make new, sillier words).  She copied and illustrated the namesake poem as a tribute to the book. She usually starts this way - copies her favorite pieces and then begins to venture into her own material. While she has an incredible imagination, there's nothing like inspiration to really open the doors of possibility even wider.

My 8-year-old is excited for me to showcase her current, unedited bulletin board (hence my attempt at Silversteinesque humor). Our school year will be coming to a close on Friday (with the exception of math for everyone and math + Spanish for my oldest) and everything will come off of the bulletin boards. Needless to say, they won't stay empty long. We clear them off each week and whether we're doing school work or not they are filled with the creative endeavors of the girls. However, this is the final "school" bulletin of this academic year.  Hurrah!


  1. Have you seen Shel Silverstein's Book Channel on youtube? Many of Runny Babbit's poems are read there.
    Great post. Just visiting from Secular Homeschoolers.

  2. We have seen a few of them - they area great! Thanks for the reminder. :)

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