Daily Schedule

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Poetry Walk

This morning was the perfect time for a poetry walk. The weather cooperated beautifully, and it was warm, sunny, and delightful.

Children and I, armed with little notebooks and binoculars, went to our sweet County Farm Park. I set some parameters to allow them enough space to feel free, but not so much that I couldn't keep my eyes on each student.

We used our binoculars to scout out examples of nature that would later inspire some beautiful poetry. We've been learning about Haiku this week, and most children stuck with the traditional 5-7-5 format.

Once back in the classroom, we took some of their notebook ideas and put them on the board. Then we set off to write some lovely poems - here is just a smattering:

In the Spring forest
A rabbit leaps and jumps
On Tuesday in Spring

In County Farm Park
A feather slowly floats down
In the soft Spring air

Flying in the sky
A white butterfly flutters
In the warm Spring light

It pecks at a tree
Looking for insects to feed its baby
The baby woodpeckers will be hungry

No comments: