Saturday, March 18, 2017

SOLC Day 18 - Phone Number Poem: Spring Break Staycation

Slice of Life Story Challenge --
Day 18 #SOL17 --
A Phone Number Poem:
Spring Break Staycation

In a Slice of Life post on Two Writing Teachers this morning, Rose Cappelli explained how to do Phone Number Poetry. I thought it sounded like fun, so I decided to give it a try. (The phone number which I've used for the poem was my childhood phone number. I have no idea if anyone has that phone number now.)

Here is my attempt at a Phone Number Poem --

Spring Break Staycation

6 --    Nine glorious days stretch before me!

1 --    I'll:

4 --    Walk at metro parks,

2 --    Relax lots,

6 --    Catch up with never-ending school work,

8 --    Read from my large stack of unread books,

3 --    Sleep in late,

4 --    Clean my messy house,

9 --    Play games and have fun with my beautiful grandchildren,

0 --    And enjoy having time to just b-r-e-a-t-h-e.


JudyK  March 18, 2017


  1. This looks fun. I will have to look up how to do this and try it with my students.

  2. Sound like a great "staycation"! Enjoy. This poem is a fun way to share your ideas.

  3. You are the second slicer I saw use this format. I think I will have to try it out. I like your stay-cation plane!

  4. That is such a good format! I like how you tied it in with your plans for spring break. I hope you are able to do all of those things!

  5. I really enjoyed your phone-number poem. I am going to have to try it out. What is the rule for 0s? I love the last line of your poem. I like the way you used hyphens to space out the word breathe; it gave the word lots of room.

  6. I love your format...I've never seen that one before! It sounds like a great staycation- I'm looking forward to mine as well.

  7. I forgot all about this format- I used it once before. I love your staycation plans.

  8. I haven't seen this format before, but am very interested in poetry formats. I also was wondering if I could remember by childhood phone number. LOL

  9. What a cool format! It took me a moment to see what you were doing. Brilliant.

  10. This would be a fun format to try with students. I have a feeling it's more difficult than it looks. Love #8!


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