Passion Quilt Meme



Giving the Gift of Poetry

Originally uploaded by teachergal

I was tagged by Megan for the Passion Quilt Meme. Essentially one needs to think about what they’re passionate with regard to education and their students. Naturally, one of my biggest passions is writing (Hence this blog!), but I wanted to zoom-in closer and really create an image that would show something very specific about writing that I’m trying to instill in my students.

Readers of this blog might remember the “Writing Gift Center” that got funded by some generous patrons through DonorsChoose late last year. This got ME thinking more about writing gifts and giving poems to MY friends in their cards. Interesting, but would my friends want cards with poems?

Yesterday I received Paul Janeczko’s Book, How to Write Haiku and Other Short Poems, which includes a section on “giving your poems” as gifts to others. This idea gelled with my thinking, and present passion, around giving poems. Hence, I photographed his book along with some card-making supplies that I use to create my students’ birthday cards, which always include a birthday poem on the front cover. Hence, this is my patch of the Passion Quilt.

Here are the rules of the Meme:


* Think about what you are passionate about teaching your students.
* Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC or Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn about…and give your picture a short title.
* Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt” and link back to this blog entry.
* Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce.

Here’s who I am tagging for this meme:

  • FrumTeacher
  • GirlGriot
  • Jane
  • Kevin
  • Miss A.