This month, I'm up to my fourth grade year, which was a pretty good one, though my family had moved again and I was in another new school. But, I'll leave anything more for the poem, below the orange squiggly dingbat.
Means "beautiful voice" from Greek καλλος (kallos) "beauty" and οψ (ops) "voice". In Greek mythology she was a goddess of epic poetry and eloquence, one of the nine Muses.
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Fourth Grade Memory
What I remember most
Of my fourth grade teacher
Was her encouragement
Of my artistic yearnings.
We were given an assignment
To draw freehand (not traced!)
A witch on her broomstick
Posted on the wall for Halloween.
She liked the one I did so much
That she encouraged classmates
To bring in moss for witch hair,
Pine needles for the broom bristles;
It became something of a class
Project, like a collage, as I recall.
I don't know if I can ever remember
Another time when a teacher
Liked something artistic
That I'd done as well as my
Fourth grade teacher liked
My freehand Halloween witch!
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