Today, we formally began Poetry writing. This lesson was all about seeing objects with a Poet's Eyes - Looking at objects in fresh new ways. I read two example poems about the pencil sharpener and the ceiling in the classroom. Then, I took two regular objects and we began brainstorming. The first was a hole punch. It was a little difficult for the students to think outside the box. BUT, once I brought out the wooden ice cream spoon the ideas started poppin'. (You know the 3 inch hourglass shaped ice cream sticks you get in school!) One reluctant writer thought it could be a mask for a puppy. Another said a mustache. Another said a diving board for a caterpillar. The ideas kept coming.
I placed a bag of objects at each of their tables.
Then, students put their Poet's Eyes on to think outside the box.
I was blown away at some of their creativity.
|A push pin is a stinger for a bee.|
|A binder (clip) is a pocketbook for a Barbie Doll.|
|A binder clip is a zipline carrier for a worm!|
|A pom-pom is a cheerleading pom pom for an ant.|
|A pom-pom is the sun for the Earth.|
|A Q-tip is a barbell for a caterpillar.|
|A Q-tip is a baton for a baton twirler.|
|A tack is antennae for an ant.|
|A pencil gripper is a cannon for a pirate.|
|An ice cream stick is a diving board for a caterpillar.|
(We currently have caterpillars in the classroom.)
|A seashell is a baseball glove for a butterfly.|
|Glasses are a stage for chipmunks.|
|A popsicle stick is a bookmark for the library.|
Enjoy your Easter!