Dear Parents and Friends,
I’ve just spent the last hour with the 6th grade listening to guest lecturer Professor Tim Muskat engage the students for a second day with discussion about poetry and writing. He brought meaning to Donald Hall’s idea that poetry is an art of “luminous particulars”.
The 6th graders thought about their year and these were some of their thoughts: September saw new L.L. Bean water bottles carried by equally new students. Lieutenant Llama (John) was stunned with the sameness of light blue and grayish shark costumes worn by Mr. Hillger and him for Halloween. November’s air was as crisp as a Cape Cod potato chip. In December as the snow was falling, Sargent Salamander (Amos) looked out of window number three and saw C3P0 who asked him, “Sargent Salamander, are you paying attention?” Janus snuck into the classroom after the new year, bringing with her secret counting -- four months down, four months to go. Thank you, Tim, for bringing new life to a classic subject!