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. Out my studio window, I see the two maple trees in front of our townhome. Right now, they are bursting with maple blossoms, these lime green fluffy poufs that appear in spring before the leaves do. Today was grey, and it even snowed a bit. These pops of color out my window shaking in the wind reminded me of cheerleaders’ pom-poms. As a former cheerleader, I felt a kinship with them, and I felt like they were welcoming spring onto the playing field. Gimme an S! Gimme a P! Gimme an R! Gimme an I! Gimme an N! Gimme a G! What’s that spell? SPRING!
And if you love equation poems, check out my Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations, published by Charlesbridge and with gorgeous art by Micha Archer.
P.S. Click here if you want to see all of this month’s equation poems!