“The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland.”
From thick rows of sapphire lining the highways, to rolling sky-blue fields, to patches of purple on well-traveled country roads, Texas bluebonnets are EVERYWHERE! - And where there are bluebonnets, there are Indian Paintbrushes and a variety of Texas wildflowers popping up and signaling the arrival of spring.
In the classroom, it's a reminder that we are entering the last quarter of the school year. preparing for STAAR tests and end of course exams, and enjoying the beautiful weather. My students are becoming much better writers, able to use precise and descriptive language, and learning about the power of words. This week we wrote 6-word stories, and began a study of inference, tone, and mood.