Welcome. Thank you, Tanita at [fiction, instead of lies] for hosting the Poetry Friday Community today.
Yesterday was spent in third grade. This teacher teams with her neighbor so I was able to teach two poetry lessons.
I used SANTA CLAUSES, SHORT POEMS from the NORTH POLE by Bob Raczka as the mentor text.
While, the first page of the book, describes Santa’s love of haiku, I focused on the idea that these are short poems and shared the December Word List that was created for our December Haiku challenge.
Each class created a group poem:
here are the geese
they ate the cookies
from the bakery
drinking hot chocolate
that reindeer made
(the kids filled in this last line)
in the forest
sparkly snowflakes dropped
on my skin
day before Christmas
Santa fell down the chimney
into the kettle
By using Padlet, I can confer with students and upload their poem with immediacy.
Next week, I hope to have fourth grade short poems.