There are so many things that I love about April…it’s my birthday month, it’s *THIS* close to summer break, the beautiful weather, sunny weekends, soccer games… AND It’s National Poetry Month! I love reading poetry with my class and teaching my kiddos how to write several different types of poems. We’ve been hard at work for over a week now, so I wanted to show you what we have been up to!
We started with some of the easiest poetry… Acrostic Poems and a Rebus Poem as a class :). OH, and I just smile when I look at kidart!
We spent a day focusing on SNAKES! We read a nonfiction book and watched a few of THESE videos. We were so grossed out!!! One of my classes focused on Cinquain Poems…
The next day we talked all about cats! We read fiction and nonfiction books, watched some YouTube videos, and wrote some more poetry! The books and videos help get my students thinking and brainstorming 🙂
All of the poems above can be found in my We’re All Poets pack! We are doing a lot more this week, so I’ll be back to show you our finished products!
I just adore these round poems my students wrote today. It’s eye-opening to see which students can visualize themselves as another object and “think” like that object would. You can get that writing freebie HERE!
This little girl pretended she was Mrs. Lemons’ Head. She would shake uncontrollably, stare at the ceiling, and tell my brain to throw a pizza party for my class! So funny! She just cracked herself up with this one, ha!
You’ll find poetry all over my classroom this time of year. The students always rush over to read each other’s poems when given a free moment or two.
From my class to yours, we wish you a very happy National Poetry Month!!!
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Directed Drawing Tip: Have students draw on half sheets of paper, index cards, or something similar. Then they don’t take up quite as much space. In this pic, my students worked together to retell the story, then we added both of their drawings to the display!