Crazy, busy, end-of-year activities abound at my school.   Yours too?  I have numerous posts to make-up for this weekend since last weekend was all about grading papers.

Last week, we celebrated Sydney's metaphor about springtime; she is one of my eighth graders, and I'm struck at how they are really applying both good "showing" skills and sentence fluency tricks (Which we've been practicing with!) to these metaphors they are writing for this weekly extra credit contest in my classroom. 

Guillermo, a seventh grader in the same class as Sydney, applied those same skills to his metaphor about life, which I was really impressed by.  Guillermo's metaphor will be seen by all my students starting Monday morning.

Enjoy the two metaphors below!

Sydney's metaphor

Gil's metaphor



  1. love these!

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