A Spring Riddle …

EDITED on Monday, June 21st
Ok, how embarrassing is this. Trey did NOT write this riddle. Carrie, a 5th grade teacher left a comment complimenting Trey on his work. I told him about it and he said, “Mom, I didn’t write this riddle. My teacher told us to write the riddle in cursive and sign our names.” I’m not sure why she asked students to sign their names?? But, this is not Trey’s original work. So sorry for the confusion.

It’s been my experience that (in general) boys are NOT that good at regularly bringing home school work to share. I think the minute it goes in the folder, desk or backpack it’s as good as forgotten. At the end of the school year, however piles and piles of paper suddenly appear and some really great work emerges.

Trey came home yesterday, shuffled through everything and shared this with me.
I think it’s really good.

Spring Riddle

All through the winter they quietly sleep.
When spring arrives, up they creep.
Slowly they poke up their heads.
They dress in bright colors, but stay in their beds.
They bend to the breeze and gather all the sunshine they please.
They drink up the water that falls from the sky, then chat contentedly as bees buzz by.

What are they?

By Trey
5th grade, Greenacres Elementary

Happy Saturday!
Spend some time enjoying flowers today.

Comments

  1. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Being a 5th grade teacher myself, I am stunned! This is beyond “qute good” it’s AMAZING! I love love love the word choice “chat contentedly”. Wow! That said, I also do a riddle project. Would you mind if I used his as an example of a GREAT riddle?

    • Carrie,
      I told Trey you were excited to share his work and found out this is not actually his work. I’ve edited my post to reflect this. Sorry for the confusion!

      • Ok, now that’s just funny! I love that you have such an honest kiddo that even when he was getting a compliment, he chose to tell you what happened. That deserves just as big a kudos! What a hoot! Giggling right now…

  3. Kelly Driver says:

    I love this. He is a very good writer. What a fabulous page it will make.

  4. I’m very impressed. It appears he inherited his mom’s creative genius.
    Blessings,
    Toni

  5. Wow! That is just incredible!! What a huge compliment to him to have a teacher ask to use it as “what a good riddle is”.

  6. wow – what a beautiful way to describe flowers – a great riddle, congrats :>

  7. Candace B. says:

    So cute! And regarding papers, I have a senior with 4 years worth of papers in the world’s largest box in his room…all thrown in. I suspect once he leaves for college, I will finally learn all about him! Ha!

  8. bea medwecky says:

    How sweet! My son, now twenty, has eight folders stuffed with papers dating all the way back from middle school. Oh,how I wish that he would look through these at some point.

    Thanks for sharing

  9. That’s wonderful, and a beautiful photo of flowers to go with it.

  10. That’s the advantage of having a pre-K DD. I go through her stuff when I pick her up at school.

    And I love flowers! They are one of God’s greatest gifts to us. Living artwork on a stick. :) I love taking photos of them. One of my favorites is three flowers with water droplets on them. So pretty.

  11. That was an amazing poem! For his age…it should be entered into some magazine. He’s good!!!!

    BUT, more importantly…what a FUN SCRAPBOOK PAGE that’ll make!!!!
    ~kc

  12. Jen Shipley says:

    Wow how wonderful is that. Poetry is not easy to write. Trey has nailed it. Awesome poem love it

  13. Ok, now that’s just funny! I love that you have such an honest kiddo that even when he was getting a compliment, he chose to tell you what happened. That deserves just as big a kudos! What a hoot! Giggling right now…

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