Monday, April 2, 2012

No Rhyme Like the Present

Today was a great day of poetry with my students. We worked on our rhyming skills. The competition in our 3 minute rhyming rounds was intense. We all enjoyed the rhyming bean bag game I came up with. 

To hold myself accountable, I told them that I planned to write a poem every day. Today I wrote two - one to share with them and one just for the blog. 

Students bent over their work
like fiddleheads' tight curls
when the bell rings
"pop" they spring
I watch as new growth unfurls. 

I played with a format I learned during Kat Apel's Month of Poetry in January. 

Bloodshot eyes
can't help but cry
Hay fever.

1 comment:

  1. Nicely done.

    I will spend my month appreciating- and revisiting poetry. I think I've written a poem for every day of the year, thus farm, so I think the time has come to edit... and submit!



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