Welcome to Poetry Friday. Thank you goes to Rebecca at Sloth Read for hosting everyone.
Yesterday I was lucky enough to sub in Mrs. Martin’s room. I shared the “I Come From” poems in January.
I love teaching poetry when I sub. The tricky part is being able to get it down in the amount of time I’m given. Yesterday I had an hour which I could work with the class.
Georgia Heard’s book BOOM! BELLOW! BLEAT! has been a great mentor text.
We discussed some of the poems in the book. I really like “Rattlesnake Warning” and “You Can’t See Us, But You Can Hear. Us” for whole group participation. Then I shared my poem and asked what they noticed.
This lead to a discussion about
Here’s a sneak peak of the third grade poems. What I notice with third grade is their variety of animal choices: cockatiel, blue whale, chinchilla, canines, pandas, and a giraffe to name a few. We talked about being more specific that just “dog” or “bird”.
I will be publishing them during April’s National Poetry Month. And in the near future, I will have an interview with Georgia Heard.
I so want to check out a copy of this book! Thank you for sharing!
So is teaching as a retiree more fun? Seems to me like your having a blast with these kids!
I’m looking forward to reading their poems throughout the month of April, and I’m thrilled to have won a copy of Laura’s book. I’m emailing you shortly. Thank you!