Monday, May 27, 2013

Positively Poetry

Snaps to everyone for stopping by! We wanted to start by telling everyone who is already on SUMMER VACATION that we are SUPER JEALOUS of you. We have 8 days left of school, but whose counting? We wanted to finish off our year in full gear. So to end our Poetry unit we've been working on for the last 6 weeks, we decided to host a "SHEL-ebration" inspired by Amanda at One Extra Degree.
Check out Amanda's blog to find her parent letter for the Shel Silverstein "SHEL-EBRATION"

We have been studying many great poets, including Shel Silverstein. Each student selected their favorite poem written by Mr. Silverstein and participated in our sidewalk chalk Shel-ebration. They were able to write their selected poem "where the sidewalk ends." They had a blast and our whole school was able to enjoy reading the poems. It was a really hot day so popsicles were involved.

Poets hard at work!

George getting
started on his
Poet- Tree poem!
Get it? Poet- Tree/Poetry!

Someone give that poet a popsicle!
We also did a poetry reading that was OH-SO-FUN! A huge shout-out to Forever In First for such a wonderful idea. Our kiddos LOVED the cafe and it's something we look forward to doing again. Take a peek... 
Snaps for great poems!

Poetry Cafe
George read his Acrostic Poem at the Poetry Cafe!

All of the students shared a poem that they wrote over the course of the poetry unit. It was adorable. They enjoyed snapping after each "young poet" presented. We even had drums to conclude the poems. It was awesome. We drank juice in styrofoam coffee cups and relaxed while our classmates took turns sharing their very own poetry. 

At the end of this festive day, we payed tribute to one of our favorite poets, Jack Prelutsky and we did some buddy reading from some of his many poetry books. Each student selected their favorite and we just enjoyed a few minutes of silly, age appropriate poetry! The students were able to take home their poetry notebooks to share with their families. We've been working on the m since the very first day of school so I know they were looking forward to taking them home. We never knew teaching poetry could be so much fun!!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy to hear your kids loved their poetry cafe. It's such a wonderful way to celebrate all the wonderful poetry they've written. Thanks for the shout out.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First


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