Kirsten's April Update
Poem in your pocket day is April 24th!
After our reader's theater unit, later in April we will embark upon our friendship themed book clubs, which will involve reading friendship themed books with our book buddies. Student will need to collaborate with the same text, notice character traits and compare characters. FIrst graders enjoy book club work and the collaboration that is involved. They are expected to interact and have discussions about the book at hand..
After writing our "Fiction Books", we will take advantage of Poetry Month by starting our Poetry unit. Poetry is one of my favorite units to teach because of the creativity and inspiration that occurs within the students. We will start our unit with seeing through a poets' eyes using the five senses. We will then listen for line breaks, use descriptive words, show, not tell, and my favorite, hearing the music in poetry. These are just a few of the mini-lessons we will talk about in this wonderful unit. Some of the different kinds of poetry we will write is color poems, shape poems, poems about animals, acrostic poems, simile poems and music poems. Poetry is beautiful, and listening to poetry can be inspiring. Writing poetry takes time, thought and imagination, something that all of these children have. We can't wait to show you what we will create!