Thursday Morning Coffee Talk, 8.9.07
Poetry Friday: Reciting Poetry Improves Dyslexia?

Back to Meteors

It's Poetry Friday, and Big A, little a has the roundup. I hope to get a poetic post together this evening. (For an explanation of Poetry Friday, hop over to this article at the Poetry Foundation.)

Even though it's rainy and cool today, I'm following Wild Rose Reader's lead and still concentrating on summer instead of back-to-school. Junior is underwhelmed at the thought of return to the hallowed halls of academia.

"I'm not going," he says.

Well, all righty, then. That's the spirit.

So, we stay in summer mode for now. You know that the Perseid meteor showers are on Sunday night, yes? When I worked in the listings department at the New Yorker, we always mentioned this event, but I don't recall ever seeing any meteors in Manhattan. Too much light. Or maybe it was the small apartment window through which I could only see naked people at the hotel across the street. One or the other.

I forget about these meteors every summer, but I am determined to see them this year. NASA posts some helpful information. Later in the month, on the 27th, we can see Mars. Awesome.

One good picture book about a meteor that hit the earth is Patricia Polacco's Meteor! At the library I also found Shooting Stars, by Franklyn M. Branley,  from the Let's Read-and-Find-Out picture-book series on science. An introductory snapshot of the subject, it looks just fine for 4 to 6 year olds—and me.


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