The waning days of February brought back thinking about how March would begin . . .
and how it would end . . .
The lion . . .
or the lamb?
Or in “Slicer Circles”, the “calm before the storm”. And my curious nature took over, I just had to explore. Besides, the kids asked,
“What does that mean? Does it really get quiet before it storms? Or did you just make that up?”
And I gulp. I know there are days where I am filled with useless, irrelevant information that was stored away during the decades where memorization of trivia was the goal. So now, I’m stuck.
“Do I know? Do I just think I know?”
I have no problem consulting google for an answer. In fact we look at the screen together.
And then we were off to explore idioms.
“Are all idioms figurative language? Or just the ones that have no literal meaning?”
One example that I use is “play it by ear”. It is an idiom. It’s also figurative language. We talk about what it means. And then the ultimate question:
Are there other ones?
We settle on a video with song excerpts.
We talk about the songs, the figurative language, and what it all means.
A car pulls up, the horn honks and the kids gather up their books, backpacks, and coats.
And the library returns to quiet.
I’m still waiting. Last pdf to download. Now it’s almost too quiet!
Who knew? My “slice” was found at the public library!
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