The week before break, some of the kids were working on a poetry book called A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk. It is written by Deborah Ruddell and illustrated by Joan Rankin. It's hard not to love all the silly, whimsical poems and illustrations. The kids took their final test and everyone passed easily, which is always heartening. They learned about rhyme scheme, poetry structure, and meter. I was really impressed with their memorization skills, too!