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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

It's poetry time in our class and we have been busy learning the different types of poems.  My kiddos are really enjoying this break from our regular writing and they are doing super.

One of the poems that we worked on is the acrostic poem.  After writing some together as a class and some with their teams, it was time to write on their own.  What better topic to write on than themselves?!?  First, they had to brainstorm a list of descriptive words for each letter in their name.  It was fun listening to them describe themselves.  If someone was having trouble coming up with a positive word for a particular letter, a teammate would quickly come to the rescue with something nice to say.  This activity not only taught poetry, it also gave the kids an ego boost.

Once the kids finished their poems, they created clouds and rainbows for display.  I saw this idea somewhere on Pinterest.  Sorry that I don't know who to give credit for it.

Once all of the projects were completed, we hung them up over our reading center and they look beautiful!


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