Yesterday during Read/Write time, I demonstrated how to write a special kind of poem, called an Acrostic. Using the letters of a theme-related word, children attempted to write a short verse. Many used STAR or STARS. A few considered (briefly) using the letters in CONSTELLATIONS, but then wisely saved that for another day.
We also used my extra special metallic colored pencils and black paper to make up our own special constellations. Here are just a couple of examples of each.