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To celebrate National Poetry Month in April and prepare for our annual Poetry Picnic, we’ve been writing a LOT of poems in the library! Visit this post for a link to our digital showcase.

May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

4th Grade Riddle Poems by Ms. Carrithers’ Class

Ms. Carrithers’ 4th grade class combined figurative language and well-crafted clues to write these fun riddle poems!

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

It’s not a box! (And it’s definitely not JUST a book, either.)

The poems in this post will make you want to sit in a box and read a book. (Or sit in a rocket ship and enjoy a magical adventure!)

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Goodbye 1st Grade, Hello 2nd! – 1st grade poems inspired by Judith Viorst

What have our 1st graders been learning? Read their “Goodbye, First Grade – Hello, Second!” poems to find out.

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

If We Were in Charge of the World, by 2nd and 4th Grades

What would the world be like if 2nd and 4th graders were in charge? Read our class poems to find out!

May 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Shape Poems by PreK and Kindergarten

Our PreK and Kindergarten classes explored a variety of shape poem examples before creating their own collaborative concrete poems using Tagxedo!

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade – Exploring our many colored feelings using our 5 senses

For this poetry activity, our youngest students had the opportunity to turn the abstract concept of emotions into something concrete and tangible by using colors and their five senses to describe a feeling.

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

2nd grade odes to common things, inspired by Pablo Neruda

2nd grade students read the picture book biography Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People, then examined snippets of poems from his book Odes to Common Things, and finally wrote their own odes to common things using a variety of household objects.

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

3rd grade worries, inspired by Judith Viorst

Mrs. Beaman’s 3rd grade was the only class in their grade unaffected by this week’s schedule changes, so I planned a special poetry activity just for them inspired by Judith Viorst’s book If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries: Poems for Children and Their Parents.

April 19, 2013 · 8 Comments

4th Grade Poetry Inspired by William Carlos Williams

Our 4th grade students wrote their own imagist poems inspired by William Carlos Williams’ “The Red Wheelbarrow” and “The Great Figure,” and they also got a kick out of crafting insincere apologies based on Williams’ “This is Just to Say.”

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment


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