Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
A couple of weekends ago, I spoke at the Minnesota Kindergarten Association annual conference. For an hour, I shared with 2–300 teachers why poetry matters, what the process is behind my poetry/science books, and other poetry books wonderful for K classrooms (fun to share so many writer friends’ books!).
Here are our two group, first-draft poems written during my session:
Things to Do if You Are a Firework
Wear rainbow colors
Dance in the sky on the 4th of July
Wish for sunny weather
Child of bonfires and sunshine
Hot, bright, relaxing vacation
who lives with mosquitoes and ticks
It was fun, as always, to encourage teachers to bring poetry into their classrooms! And for lots of wonderful poems, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with Kiesha at Whispers from the Ridge.