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. I wrote this one and made the graphic and THEN realized I would rather use “peek-a-boo” than just “peek.” Oh, well. These are just drafts!
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!
P.P.S. If you like these, you might also love This Plus That, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace, and Mathematickles, by Betsy Franco and Steve Salerno.
Janet F. says
I love your very spare but spot-on poem!!
Here’s today’s effort at an Equation Poem:
Towering Twin trees + lacey white blossoms = breath-taking spring splendor
( I will try to post a photo on our fb page.)
Janet F. says
* your fb page
Janet, I love lacey blossoms and breath taking.
I love the muted backgrounds on this poem and 4/9/21’s. It really enhances the thinking behind the equation.
Laura, oh yes, “peek-a-boo” is great, but peek works well, too. The water color photo gives a beautiful effect. So many choices for green + _____ = ____ .
green + stink = skunk cabbage
Here in the woods near streams one of the first green plants to emerge are stinky skunk cabbage. The green is so bright against the brown leaves. Have you ever smelled skunk cabbage?