We're still celebrating poetry month here in the Bill Burden library!
Fourth graders created book spine poetry this week. Book spine poetry is simply using the titles on the spines of books to create a poem. Here's an example:
After creating poems, students used Flipgrid on the iPads to share their poems. Flipgrid is one of my favorite apps! I use it with all grade levels for all sorts of projects. I always share the videos with teachers so they can watch them as well.
Third grade participated in Poem in Your Pocket Day by copying poems (or writing their own original poems), putting them in their pockets, and sharing them with other students throughout the day. It was amazing to see students so excited to share their poems! Click here for more information about Poem in Your Pocket Day.
I read Bow Tie Pasta, a book of acrostic poems, aloud to second grade. Then we worked together to write an acrostic poem for their teacher using the teacher's last name. Finally, students wrote their own acrostic poems.
Kindergarten and first grade listened to me read The Best Part of Me. We talked about bio poems, which are poems about a person. We worked together to write bio poems about their teachers, and the poems were absolutely adorable. Here's an example:
I even made poems in pockets (with candy, of course) to pass out to all of the staff members at our school!