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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I am so Thankful!
First let me say that I am so thankful for my class this year. I have an awesome group of kids that are sweet to one another (and to me) and work hard. This time of year, right before the Christmas craziness I like to really count my blessings and believe me they are numerous. That all being said I want to tell you about an activity that we did today . . .
Doris Young, from Third Grade Thinkers (if you don't know about her blog I would definitely check it out) blogged about some poetry that her kids wrote back on October 26th. They wrote poems about fall and put them on pumpkins and had a poetry patch-too cute!!! So I loved the idea and borrowed it. Today we worked on thanksgiving poems. We followed the same format that Doris Young outlines in her blog. You start with Thanksgiving is . . . then the students think about a noun that reminds them of their topic and an adjective that describes their noun and then a verb (with -ing) that also goes along with the noun. A fantastic review of those parts of speech : )
Below you will see a couple of pictures from my kiddos' poems today.
I wish I would have gotten pictures of all of the poems they were so cute! I have to say though my favorite part of this entire activity was that one of my students asked if we could write poetry for every holiday-LOVE it!!! So I think we will : )