Syncopated Similes: A Storm of Beasts features the students enrolled in the 2015 Summer Reading Literacy Program at the Bayfront NATO Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center and how they learned figurative language through movement.
Rhyme, Rhythm, & Repetition
The Three R's of MarMooWorks
Language, Movement, & Music: essential ingredients
for brain & language development.
Making Language Kinesthetic
with Jovial Readers
Summer 2017 at the Bayfront NATO Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center
A COLLECTION OF
Meet the Snoebears
Reading through Movement
allows children to play with language and feel the energy of words.
Books with a Beat
and the Camel sneezed
Ahh Ahh Ahh Choo!
Coming Soon: Sheldon and the Hot-Nosed Husky, a children's book adults and canines will love. Romping across the pages are Siberian Siblings, Dogs of All Shapes & Sizes, Haven's Pup Parade, Canine Claws, &
Harold the Hot-Nosed Husky.
WHIRLING WORDS SWIRLING
Goin' Explorin' Inspires
"Writing in the Woods"
A frog on a lily pad
croaks a song to a tree
touching the sky.
Sophia K. & Layla
Children at Metzger Elementary School in Tigard, Oregon ask, "What would make a camel sneeze?"
How the Butterfly
Came to Flit
This Cliff is Steep and Treacherous
Despite the “earthquake” in When the Camel Sneezed, it was not a natural disaster prompting me to write the story. Rather, it was a chair — my daughter’s childhood rocker still covered in stuffed animals. While dusting it one day, I pondered the normalcy of someone my age hanging onto stuffed animals and making sure they looked comfortable, once rearranged.
MarMooWorks Goes Gaelic at Erie's Irish Festival, September, 2016
The Constellations at Early Connections
Using Erie's United Way parking lot as their canvas, the Early Connections children design constellations using sidewalk chalk.
When the Camel Sneezed
A Girl, a Camel, and a Zoo Fanfare All Wanting to Sit in a Rocking Chair
"Her legs needed springs, her arms some wings . . ." -- When the Camel Sneezed
Forget the opening line grabber or clever title: writing about collaborating with my son has been tough. Each time I’ve tried I’m thrown back to third grade. “Describe the light switch,” Mrs. C. said. For me, what she called “Creative Writing” the Zen of Creative Writing — a void, except for two words. On. Off.
Read more at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/taking-flight-mary-moodey?trk=prof-post
"We are all made of star stuff." -- Carl Sagan
At the end of July, the friends at Early Connections and MarMooWorks explored the night sky; read Christopher Counts The Constellations and sections of Goin' Explorin'; danced to Gustav Holst's "The Planets"; studied Aboriginal art and paintings by Van Gogh, Rousseau, and Albert Pinkham Ryder; wrote and illustrated original stories; and visited Erie's Yahl Planetarium at Penn State Behrend. To sum it all up: we had a galactic gala of a good time.
One of the smallest creatures in When the Camel Sneezed plays a significant role in the story, but why the the butterfly flew onto the pages carries a deeper meaning: how a family member finds beauty in the colors of butterflies, despite his suffering from a terminal illness. Read more at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-butterfly-came-flit-mary-moodey?published=t