Day #4…Poetry Challenge

A One Week Poetry Challenge

Today my mini-lesson was “Poets are like scientists…they observe the world around them.  I shared my Old Oak Tree poem from my nature walk on Saturday with the first graders that I am doing a poetry unit with.  It was raining outside so we couldn’t go on a nature walk…so we went on a “classroom” walk.  They all found ordinary objects in the classroom that we could observe and write about…and we decided that we would make a class anthology of the poems that were about “school stuff”.  I observed a pencil and wrote about it as a model writing. ~ Happy Reading!
The Pencil by Marie

The golden


freshly sharpened


to spill

it’s magic of words

out upon

a piece of





2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ashley
    Apr 15, 2008 @ 10:31:45

    What a great image of a pencil!


  2. girlgriot
    Apr 16, 2008 @ 21:26:04

    I love this, such a fresh take!


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