I’m giving thanks to Rebecca at Sloth Reads for hosting our Poetry Friday this week.
Yesterday, I subbed in Mrs. Henderson’s K class. I read the book In November by Cynthia Rylant to get these eighteen students thinking about the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of November.
I decided to “prime the pump” by having the students draw what they saw, heard, smelled or tasted before gathering to create the group poem. This also allowed to break up the sitting time and followed by recess, they were ready to come together and share their ideas.
In November by Mrs. Henderson’s Class
I see no leaves trees
I smell turkey
I taste pumpkin pie
I give thanks for my family
I see bees
I hear crows, “Ka-Kawing, ka-kawing”
I smell beef
I taste turkey
I give thanks for the whole world
I see the leaves not moving on the trees
I hear an owl, “Hoo-Hoo, hoo-hoo”
I smell mashed potatoes
I taste beef jerky
I give thanks for food
I see my family
I hear the wind
I smell gravy
I taste green beans
I give thanks for potatoes not mashed