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World of Words Wednesday – Part 2 – Memes/NaBloPoMo

Three Word Wednesday is a meme where each week, three words
are posted! Write something using those words and add the post URL to the
linky. Read other blogger’s contributions, comment, and encourage.

dVerse Poets Pub hosts OpenLinkNight where all you do is write a poem on your blog and post the link to Mr.Linky at dVerse, Read, comment, and encourage others!

NaBloPoMo at BlogHer has prompts for every day which we can use to post about.
Question for today:
Do you enjoy teaching others? Talk about a time you taught someone how to do something.

For 3WW(battle, fluid, harvest), NaBloPoMo, dVerse Open Link Night

It was a battle of wills, a clash of goals,
Of mine to teach,  of
theirs to play,
Since it had been a blocked-in rainy day
In an almost reversal of roles
I was almost ready to give up and say
Boys,  go have your
way,  play!

The flash of lightning outside
Seemed to ignite an idea inside
I could introduce them to fluid dynamics!

I called them to my side
Asked them, have you watched a mosquito ride
The wind and the imaginary waves in the falling rain…

Have you ever wondered how
The mosquito manages to wow
And not get overpowered by the power that is rain..

They were all now fascinated
Eager to learn more and amazed
At these tiny powerhouses – the mosquito, the raindrop.

I told them a little of what I had read
And then told them,” Better yet
I will send you a video
instead”

And moved on to the next subject of interest
Which was how to use rainwater, the answer – harvest
As loving to be green, I have indeed been reading
A lot about compost pits and rainwater harvesting
And the rain kept raining…

A little something behind this poem: it has been raining around here constantly, and in the past couple of den meetings we have had of my son’s cub scout den, the boys have been fidgety and impatient, after having been cooped inside a room all day. I did not teach them this exact subject matter then but we did teach them other things like different types of bridges, air pressure, how the continents formed, and more. This would, though, be something I could teach in a future rainy day meeting, when the rain keeps raining.
The video link above (also here) is fascinating and the article there gives us a look into the wonders of nature – of how the tiny mosquito flies in the rain.

12 thoughts on “World of Words Wednesday – Part 2 – Memes/NaBloPoMo

  1. Well done, and — well done!

    You made lemonade out of rainwater.

    I was the Webelos leader for 4 years when my son was in Cubs – more than 30 years ago, now. it was always a challenge to keep things [more or less] in line.

    Cheers!
    JzB

    1. thank you JzB.. this job is fun and I am enjoying it.. now my little girl (6 yrs old) wants to be a Girl Scout…:)
      and i agree about it being a challenge to keep things in line but yet fun

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