My poetry unit is coming up soon! I'm excited!
This year I'm teaching a combo class of 2nd and 3rd grade. When I previously co-taught a combo class we did the poetry unit all together, but because of scheduling I've decided to keep in a 3rd grade thing this year. I have a gut feeling that next year it won't be a combined class so I figure the 2nd grade will get to do it next year when I have them all on their own.
I can't wait to share some of the poems my students write this year!
I have a new obsession in my classroom. I've begun making paper dolls to go with the Bible stories I tell. My students love them! I love teaching my students Bible stories and it is fun to have these little paper dolls as a visual. All I take is coloring pages, color them, cut them out, and laminate them. Fun fun!
Here are some examples of my students' personality poems. They really loved writing this one. Each student had to choose a person to write about. It could be someone they know or a fictional character they liked.
This is the format we used:
L1 - name
L2 - 4 adjectives describing the person
L3 - loves ____
L4 - fears ____
L5 - needs ____
L6 - gives ____
L7 - believes ____
L8 - name
Once again I loved seeing the different people/characters my students chose. No two poems were alike. This class loves that opportunity to be creative! I really should give them more opportunities.
Couplets are next! Those are a little more tricky. Can't wait to share them!