Poetry 101 Rehab, hosted by Andy Townend
“An Odyssey of Education and Reading”
Age 1—Highchair (1947-1948)
Brand-new Golden books
Parent-chosen mealtime bribes
Two pages = 1 bite
Age 2—Feeding myself (1948-1949)
What are magazines?
Letters beneath the pictures
Read it to me NOW!
Age 3—The Small Screen (1949-1950)
First TV in town?
Learning phonics, art basics
Age 4—Politics and Brontë (1950-1951)
War! Good-bye, Daddy!
book with woodcut art: Heathcliff
loses all to hate
Age 5—Starting school (1951-1952)
first-grade soap carving project!
“Carve something RE-AL!”
Flipped the trilobite
carved a coracle. Oh no!
school bats 0 for 2
Age 6—Grade 2 Priority: Jump Rope? Really? (1952-1953)
no more recess! Ever!
discovered classroom’s Compton’s*
…parents bought me it 😀
*an illustrated encyclopedia
Age 7—Grade 3 Capitulation (1953-1954)
A’s: Conduct, Effort
hid The Silver Chalice in
the assigned textbooks
“Odyssey of Education”. Copyright © 2015-12-29,
by Lizl Bennefeld. All rights reserved.