Friday, March 2, 2012
Virtual Poetry Class
As you may well remember, we have been working with the Islesford School once a week on poetry writing and I just have to say, we have some fabulous poets in our midst.
Each week we start our class reading a poem together. We discuss what confuses us or bothers us about the poem and also what speaks to us. We also end up making connections between the poem and our own lives which often leads to inspiration in our writing.
As you can see, working with Islesford almost quadruples our writing class population plus we get another teacher! (not to mention we really like them a lot!)
I couple of weeks back we read the poem "Where I am From" by George Ella Lyon and it really inspired the kids to write poems about the places they are from. There are just too great not to share.