Friday, April 25, 2014

We're Celebrating Poetry!

As poetry month continues, SES students are participating in activities that have them reading, illustrating, and writing their own poems.

My library helpers, Brooklyn, Vivian, Bodie, and Margherita created this amazing "Poet-Tree" for my bulletin board!

Karli builds a poem

Alexandra, Mason, Kaden, and Nickolas write some graffiti poetry about pictures of ocean animals.

Mason and Margherita's finished graffiti poems

Tanner, Iain, and Mason created black out poetry with some old book pages.

Clay copies a poem to illustrate for Picture Poetry.

On April 24th, we celebrated Poem In Your Pocket Day.  Sophie wrote her own poem to carry in her pocket!  What an awesome writer!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April is National Poetry Month!

All month, Smithville Elementary will be celebrating poetry!

Each day, a different teacher will read a poem over the announcements.  The poems will then be posted on our poetry calendar across from the office.

If you'd like to have some fun with poetry, check out one of these sites:
  • Poetry Splatter: Write your own poem by filling in the blanks with some splatter words!
  • Giggle Poetry:  Read some super FUNNY poems and rate your favorites!
  • Poetry 4 Kids:  Meet author and poet Ken Nesbitt, and discover some of his funniest poems!
  • Instant Poetry Forms:  Want to write your own poem?  This site makes it easy--just fill in the blanks!