The storm is raging all around us now.
The sky—strobing pink and purple—
Is turning on and off again—
Dark and light, dark and light
—is thrumming on a timpani, rattling cymbals.
Thick, juicy rain offers a long
And drizzly standing ovation,
Calls for an encore. Encore!
Noticing that a storm was in the forecast, Zoë and Alexander made a list so they could be ready for the storm. I just dug it out of the recycling bin, so pardon all the creases.
Zoë is a phenomenal speller (considering she's six and we don't follow a very strict spelling curriculum at all; though Benjamin (who struggles with spelling a bit) does have exercise books that he works on) but I will transcribe it for you anyway:
- water bottles ✓
- thunder fort ✓
- lanterns ⃞
- phones ✓
- flashlights ⃞
- iPads ✓
- food (McDonald's) ⃞