The fifth grade is finishing their Power Point projects on Colonial America? It’s SO difficult to get them done in less than two months (and it’s been longer with assemblies and holidays).
Some students finished faster than others so I had them write Fibonacci poems about Colonial America as another way to present the information. These are from Mrs. Ericson/Ms FitzSimmon’s class:
Cooked and cleaned
Men hunted deer and elk
Boys and girls played with toys like popguns
Colonial Times (Syllables)
Dull green, brown
Not dress elegant
Vegetables were grown from gardens
In ragged clothing
Worrying souls doomed to starve
Traveled so far and long to a home
Worked hard to get to what they have found and have now (America)
Dull color clothing
Bad equipment to cook with
They made hand-made schools, buildings, boats, houses
The land is called America
They have no technology like we have today
Woman wore dresses
Men wore breeches and stockings
Woman sewed dull green, brown, and mottled gray
The Vast Plains of America
As Colonial Americans
Indians patrolled their dirt roads
Americans crossed eastern seas westward bound for America
They are so terrific and I particularly love how Ashlyn used syllables and that Jenna included an additional line with 13 words.
1. CYBILS will be announced on Monday, February 14. To show the love, I will be giving away books on my blog Monday, Wednesday and Friday next week.
2. In just 7 weeks it will be National Poetry Month. Do you want an original poem by a student poet? Let me know by email macrush53 at yahoo dot com. I am creating my list to send.
Poetry Friday is at Rasco from RIF. Thanks, Carol!
Happy Reading. Happy Friday.