Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Well, all during April I shared an equation poem daily. (You can see them all here.) Now I’m exhausted :>) Luckily, I have some student poems to share. Back in March, I did several virtual Family Literacy Nights with Lebanon Junction Elementary School in Kentucky. Media Specialist Dianna Jo Crawford was the bomb at facilitating and encouraging students. You can always tell when the teachers, admin, and other staff have a great relationship with students. Here are a few pics from the virtual events, shared with permission:
Only a small number of students were part of the live events, but then Ms. Crawford took the idea of equation poems to many of her K-5 classes. Here’s just a tiny sample of the work she shared with me. I’m sharing these with permission. Aren’t they awesome?
I was tickled pink to get to work with some students live and to get to read a boatload of equation poems written by other students. Thank you, Lebanon Junction Elementary School!
And for lots more wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with the ever creative and enthusiast Bridget at wee words for wee ones!
It’s so interesting to see what is important to each child. They are so different. Thanks for sharing these.
I imagine every student adored writing with and for you, Laura. These are all so cute! Thinking of you as you navigate through all those boxes. I remember it well. But, hope your new place is a welcome reward! Happy May!
They sure are awesome, Laura! I think I may like Jaelynn’s best – that “big smile”…perhaps as big as Texas! 🙂
Linda Mitchell says
I’m ticked too! You’ve really added joy to learning. And, the results are fun, fun, fun!
Laura, the poems and pics of the children are adorable! You have brought me joy. I miss teaching children so much. I think Emmalee’s tutu, balancing on one foot, and musical notes is my favorite poem. I like how the teacher had the kids write about themselves, or was that your suggestion? I also enjoyed seeing insight into your virtual presentations. Thank you for sharing all of this. Congratulations on your new books!
I just love equation poems and I see these students do too, Laura. Thanks for sharing the children’s offerings.
So wonderful! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com
I love equation poems as identity work!
Michelle Kogan says
These are wonderful, the giraffe ones are funny—still smiling. And I’m looking forward to the summer ones. Great involvement from the students too, thanks Laura!
Wondering and Wandering says
What lucky, lucky students, Laura. These are terrific! Good luck with your move and settling in. 🙂
What a wonderful exercise to do with kids! It’s fascinating to see what they think ‘adds up’ to who they are.