Tag Archives: poetry

My Heart is…

This week we read My Heart is Like a Zoo. Click here for a peek at the book trailer.

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It is a beautifully illustrated poem that we enjoyed over and over again.

We studied the pictures and thought we would try to make animals out of hearts. We tried to choose clever descriptions for our animals. Our efforts ended up in a photostory – uploaded into youtube.

So, please take a look at our innovation of Michael Hall’s book My Heart is Like a Zoo.

QR Code Poetry

Our latest QR Code project involved some poetry activities. Reading a spring poem, listening to a spring song, then arranging poetry magnets to make our own poems.
We tried to take screen shots of our poems – this is hard! Our spring poems are on our wiki portfolio page, but a few are on display here.

Raegan’s poem:  Spring

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Zaina’s spring poem:
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Brian’s poem:

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Anna’s poem


I  love hearts. I wrote a poem.

I love  hearts.
They are my favorite hearts.
They have
red, blue, yellow, pink, brown, silver, gold
orange black green.
I like the colors a lot.
That is why I like the colors.
They are beautiful. It begins now:
I love my red, blue, yellow pink, green, orange,
brown, silver, gold and black.

Friday Poetry

We have been reading poetry, talking about poetry, and writing some poetry.

Here is a poem we wrote together, and some students were willing to share one of their first poems they have written.  Please leave comments either on the post or on the voicethread.  We write for an audience!

The Wonderful Ones write a poem

We wrote a class poem today about baseball.  First, we thought of a lot of words that had to do with baseball.  We typed them on the smartboard. Then we moved each word into the order that we wanted – sometimes we repeated words.

The students wanted to record it, and thought about dropping a jing image into voicethread. It was a great idea, even if I didn’t think of it! Here is our voicethread called Baseball.  Feel free to leave a comment about our poem, or tell us your favorite baseball team.