My grandma is a fossil Or so I have been told She lies upon her bed With teeth mainly gold
She doesn’t move much But lies gathering dust As still as a great stone With a lip of tea crust
Gonna be a scientist Get a spade and dig her up With a brush I’ll be careful To push away the muck
My great fossil grandma Would get me on the news People would line up outside Standing in their twos
This poem came about as I needed a poem about fossils. I remembered the phrase ‘Grandma is an old fossil’ so it got me thinking about how old people are similar to fossils and what could happen if you treated them as one. I composed this one in my heard driving home.
Imagine the government makes a rule that all families must be inspected once a year by Home Inspectors. What would they make of your family? What comments would they write about each person in your family? Who would get top marks?
STUCK? Try this starter:
When I expected the family I was quite shocked. I found the eldest child in their bedroom…
What happens next?
What is Write – 30? Write – 30 is a daily activity where you write non-stop for twenty minutes then check and edit your work for 10 minutes. You will be asked to write about different subjects and in different forms.
The writing should be done on lined paper in pencil if possible. Edit and check the work in pen. If you don’t have paper and pencil, use what you can. Even a computer.
Finding it difficult? What you can do to help:
Always sit/work in the same place
Always use the same writing tools
Always turn the TV off
No talking – it distracts thinking
Always listen to the same piece of classical music when writing.
Always set yourself a goal: count the number of words. Try to beat that number the following day.