Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Well, I bet you came here expecting to READ a poem, but I’m going to ask you to write one. A fast one! A simple one!
This past Tuesday, my newest book came out, Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations (illus by Micha Archer, Charlesbridge). I’m so excited! I shared it here a couple of Fridays ago, but only one person put a poem in the Padlet. So, I’m trying again. Will you please write an equation poem about anything you want and share it in the Padlet below? It can be simple text–you don’t have to do anything fancy! You’ll see a few new examples from the Books for Breakfast event I attended last week, where I shared this book. Thank you, teachers at my table, for sharing your poems! Thank you so much! And here’s the one I made a couple of weeks ago when the temperature here in Minnesota was 47 below with wind chill.
Your equation poems can be related to science, seasons, friendship, history, love, poetry–whatever you like! Thanks so much for playing! Just click on the pink + sign in the bottom right of the Padlet to add yours. [Edited to add: You guys, these are fabulous!!!]
Mr. Linky is rounding us up today, so please fill in the blanks below to both leave your link and to check out all the other links you can explore. Thanks for being part of Poetry Friday, and I look forward to reading all of your posts throughout the weekend!
Scratch that. I was able to get Mr. Linky to work- Yay!
Laura, I can’t wait to get my hands on your newest book and share it with my students. I added an equation poem to your padlet and am already considering more. Equation poems=genius idea! Thanks so much for hosting this week!
Michelle Kogan says
Laura that pic of you and your equation poem for our frigid air is fantastic, I’m looking forward to reading your new book! Spring poems + Spring Art = Early Spring (fingers crossed).Thanks for hosting the Roundup!
Hi Laura! How about
Socks x Washing Machine = 1/2 Socks
Thanks for hosting!
Tabatha, missing socks came to my mind as well, but I couldn’t figure out the equation! Fractions! Duh! lol
I love your newest book, Laura, congratulations again! I will post on the padlet! I’m starting some celebrating Valentine’s Day early with still another quick poem challenge. Thanks for hosting!
Congrats again on the release of your new book, and thanks for hosting this week!
JoAnn Early Macken says
I’m also looking forward to reading your equation poems. Such a brilliant idea!
Linda Mitchell says
Good Morning Poets and Laura!
Laura, thank you for hosting today. I’m delighted to watch your success grow and grow as an author. I certainly will pop over to the padlet. I appreciate how you always ask people at your blog to write. Today is National Kite Day in the US. I went a little kite crazy as there is so MUCH about kites to find and explore on the internet. But it was true fun.
Elizabeth Steinglass says
Laura, thank you so much for hosting! You have so much going on and so much to celebrate. I’ll have to come back later to look more closely at your resources and Patreon blog. Happy Poetry Friday!
Liz Steinglass says
I came back to say that the equation that immediately leaped to mind was mom plus sleep equals patience. : )
Thanks for rounding us up! I’ll add my equation poem to the padlet later, in the meantime…
Here’s my equation. It’s a pair of equivalent fractions made by multiplying the first fraction by elitism / elitism.
Classroom / Cliques = USA / Bipartisanism
Wondering and Wandering says
Such a fun challenge, Laura. I’ve added mine to your Padlet. I’m also offering up a poem inspired by the rainbow that greeted us on Tuesday morning. Thanks for hosting and stay warm!
Thanks for hosting! I can’t get Mr. Linky to work so here I am and would you please post for me?
Heidi (An Exciting Announcement)
Irene Latham (@Irene_Latham) says
Laura + Poetry = Magic!
So many congratulations on these new books, Laura… and that pic of you creating a cloud in the cold-cold is fabulous! Thank you so much for hosting. xo
Snowman – cold = puddle sounds like Winter Fun, Laura!! So happy for this book with a new twist on equations! The cover looks walk-into good!
Laura, I will write an equation poem this weekend. I love this idea and may share with second grade next week. Books should arrive soon.
I hope this isn’t a duplicate. I am having the most difficult time with posting on blogs with my IPad. I plan to write an equation poem this weekend. I also plan to see it I can get second graders to write them next week when I sub.
Matt Forrest Esenwine says
Thanks for hosting, Laura – and congrats again on the book! (By the way, my kids love the boiling water trick, too!)
tree stump + snow = snowman
Karen Edmisten says
Laura, belated congrats on the new book! It looks wonderful! Okay, off to leave you and Equation Poem. 🙂
What a fun poetry assignment, Laura. I was planning on writing an equation poem when I saw your first posting but winter got the best of me and now I have a sinus infection. I placed my equation poem related to my PF post of 2.8.19 on your padlet. Congratulations on the book!
Amy VanDerwater says
This book is simply a delight…and I wish you so many congratulations!! Thank you for hosting.
Laura + 2019 = Beautiful Book Avalanche
Plants + Bees = Food
What a fun idea! Great for kids and everyone! Thanks for hosting!
Susan Bruck says
Thanks for hosting today–and congratulations on your new book! I’m off to write an equation poem–my first!
Brenda Davis Harsham says
I’ve had such a wonderful time writing my equation and visiting my friends. I do love Poetry Friday. I need to make time for it again, no matter how busy life gets. Thanks for hosting! And for making clouds of ice and words.
Heidi Mordhorst says
Hi again, Laura–thanks for linking me up (school computer didn’t like the setup I guess) and thanks for hosting once again. I’m so thrilled that this book is now out in the world, and what a nice idea to invite everyone to play. I’ll head over to the Padlet and get some inspiration later today. poets+internet=community