NOTE: This Friday (Apr. 16) morning, Irene Latham and Vikram Madan and I will be presenting about poetry at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival! Virtual event all week–tix free. More info at https://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival/index.php
Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
For National Poetry Month 2021, I’m posting an equation poem each day. Maybe with an image, maybe without. I needed something very accessible and doable this year! Maybe you feel the same way? I’d love for you to join me, and here are several options for sharing your own or your students’ equation poems:
- in the comments below
- on social media with #EquationPoem–and be sure to tag me, please! (@LauraPSalas on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook)
- on the Padlet on my bookpage here
Here’s today’s equation poem. My “wonder boards” beside my treadmill desk usually feature a little collection of images I like and perhaps a few poems or photos. Right now, though, I have a delightful collection of poetry postcards, origami hearts, letters on leaves, paper collages, a poetry calendar, and other treasures sent by friends. What a delight and a comfort to go to the mailbox and find love outnumbering bills, ads, and junk mail. Thank you, friends, some of whom are in the Poetry Friday community and might read this post!
And if you love equation poems, check out my Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations, published by Charlesbridge and with gorgeous art by Micha Archer.
And for a treasure chest of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with artful blogger Jama Rattigan!
P.S. Click here if you want to see all of this month’s equation poems!