Mama Diaries

Friday, August 22, 2014

Preposition Rap

Something a little different, today.  Since my brain is fried from lack of sleep, I'm going to give you all a taste of what my daughter does in school.  She raps.  Yep.  And not just any kind of rapping.  Prepositional rapping.  Her assignment was to create a rap using prepositions.  Here's an example of what I'm talking about.









(Yeah.  Isn't that great?  Except, isn't "is" a verb?)

So for the last two days, I've been listening to rap music as my daughter has been trying to complete her assignment.  No wonder I haven't been sleeping well!

Before I go back to sleep for the next two days, I want to share some illustrations from my upcoming picture book, Ten Zany Birds.  They're done by talented water-color illustrator, Charu Jain.


 
And here are the ten zany birds:


Which is your favorite?  (I like the green one the best.)

46 comments:

  1. Times have changed in English class!
    I like the one that is upside down, I can relate to that.

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  2. Those are cute!
    The constant rapping would give me a headache, but if she's learning...

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  3. Those illustrations are beautiful!

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    1. Charu is doing a really nice job with them.

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  4. Love the ten zany birds!!! I think the blue one is my favorite, but they are all beautiful!

    Also, wanted to let you know I nominated you for an award on my blog. To check it out, go here:

    http://swordsandstilettos.blogspot.com/2014/08/summer-of-awards.html#comment-form

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  5. Thank goodness I never had that assignment. I would have failed it. I don't like rap.

    I can't decide if I like the purple bird or the upside down bird the most. They're all very cute though.

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  6. I don't think I could listen to the rap music, but if it helps kids learn then that's a good thing. Love the illustrations. All the birds are beautiful. I'd have to pick the pink one on the bottom row.

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  7. My daughter used to continuously play George Michael so I can understand what you're going through, but at least you know she isn't up to any mischief. Those pictures are wonderful and a pleasure to look at.
    Have a good week-end.
    Yvonne.

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  8. You have a very interesting family.....cheers.

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  9. Fun assignment!

    I think the illustrations are great. I am drawn to the purple two first- but I love the expression on the red bird's face. :) Awesome!
    ~Jess

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    1. Most of the kids in the class seem to enjoy it. I don't think my daughter does, though.

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  10. The rap would make my head hurt, good luck. The green and the blue I like best

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  11. No wonder you need sleep. Rap? Yikes.
    Sherry, I just love the illustrations. When is your latest book coming out? Oh, and all the zany birds look like they have attitude. Love it!

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    1. Most likely in December, but it might take a little longer. You can't rush these things!

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  12. if I recall from Facebook, everybody, me included, likes the green one best :)

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    1. The green one is certainly one of the favorites!

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  13. Fabulous rap!! And gorgeous illustrations!

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    1. Charu is doing a fabulous job with the illustrations.

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  14. Those illustrations are beautiful. I like the pink one with the heart on its chest.

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  15. I like to drive my middle school students bonkers with the "Parts of Speech" rap on Youtube. Sounds like your daughter had fun with the assignment. Those new illustrations look fantastic.

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    1. I'm excited to see the entire book done!

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  16. She must be learning a lot with Preposition Rap.

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  17. They are all cute, I like the blue one :)
    Beautiful post :)

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  18. I love it! All the birds are too cute~

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  19. Wow, those illustrations are gorgeous! I think my fave is the bird in the lower right corner, just below the upside-down one. They're all cute, though! :)

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    1. The brown one is cute - he looks good in the bird bath illustration, too.

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  20. Like those colourful illustrations of the zany birds.

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  21. I like the illustrations very much. The green bird is soo cute!

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  22. Beautiful illustrations! It's tough to pick a favourite!

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