Today Overheard in Kindergarten Tuesday extends into Poetry Friday! My eighteen Mighty Minnows spent the week of April 15 meeting poems by Langston Hughes, Lilian Moore, Arnold Adoff and Beatrice Schenk de Regniers to learn what poets do. On the Friday they worked to compose their own poems.
I'm excited to share this work from children at varying stages of independent writing ability.
My proudest accomplishment as a teacher is that EVERY child knew what they wanted to write and felt competent to write a poem, and that EVERY child chose a different small thing to write about (with one exception, and that was my fault; I gave homework the night before to write a little poem about pockets). How's that for Thinking and Academic Success Skills?
You do too
I Am Pretty
[Beck and I mutually agreed that while this is a cracking poem,
it isn't quite appropriate for a kindergarten anthology. He's written
a new one about shoes, but I wanted to post his original creation here.]
and was gone
the wind is going fast
the wind goes blowing
the horse stops
to get a drink
anthology poems was "Clouds," with the white sheep walking away
pocket skirts and
but I like Paul’s pockets
I like it