Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2 by 2 in 2nd npm18 #18

Dear Diamond Miners,

Everyone has now had their first turn to add two words!  We had some catching up to do again today.  Max and I chose words from the list we brainstormed on Friday.  Then Elena and Henry continued our repetition of  -ing words by choosing more words with the same vowel sound in the middle:  flipping, lifting, twisting.  That's called assonance. 

We are really getting into some great wordplay!

Love, 
Ms. Mordhorst

P.S.  Blog visitors, the Diamond Miners love it when you leave comments directly for them. Thanks for all your encouragement!
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BRAINSTORMING 
work hard
struggling with
seems like
to think
we love
to have
we could
apart and together, pulling and pushing, turning and flipping, stacking and building and modeling
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When we work  
together
it feels fun 
and
difficult like Lego
pieces,
feels like struggling 
with
frustration and figuring
what 
to do. We
live like Legos,
pushing and building, 
pulling and flipping,
lifting and twisting.


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Words have been added to this poem by these wordsmiths, in order:
Ms. M *
Ziva
Eric
Eldana
Henry *
Kathy
Ines
Elena *
Sophia
Patrick
Xavier
Arya
Tyler
Caleb
Max 

4 comments:

  1. Such great work, Diamond Miners!

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  2. This is so much fun to read aloud!!

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  3. Hi Diamond Miners from Ms. M.'s class,
    Each day when I get to see the new words you have added to your poem, I get very excited. I love how you are thinking hard about choices and playing with the language, not only what makes sense, but how it sounds. How it fits together. Trying to show how working together means we have to fit and try and sometimes change directions or our ideas and opinions, too. Great job on a collaborative and progressive poem. To think you are only in second grade! This reminds me about how I write poetry and how I think about the poems I love to read and say out loud. The poet has worked so hard to make careful choices so that the poem turns out to be one others can admire, enjoy, maybe learn from. Your poem really does those things already. I like thinking about people, all kinds of people, struggling with things but still trying to get along and fit together. I wonder if any of you like to write poetry on your own.
    Mrs. Janet Clare F.

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  4. Yes! These Diamond Miners like to write poems on their own or with a partner:
    Eldana, Sophia, Ziva, Patrick, Elena, Tyler, Caleb, Henry, Xavier!

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