Thursday, January 5, 2012

[genuine writing] Snowman Poems

I saw this idea over at Mrs. Jackson's Art Room (scroll down to March 26, 2011). . .
. . .and loved it so very much!
We're working on direction following and detailed drawing, so this fit in perfectly!
After our snowmen pictures were complete, we used this poem form (there are 2 poem forms per page) to create our snowmen poems.

With this poem form, the first line is a color word, the 2nd line is the noun, the 3rd line is an ing verb, and the last line completes the poem with a sentence about the noun ending with an adjective.
Word Choice was a big deal for the verb and adjective portions of the poem, giving each student a semi-original (is that like semi-homemade?! lol) poem to display with his/her snowman art piece.
A couple of my favorite poems. . .
My snowman is sparkly!

My snowman is grumpy!
My kiddos LOVED this activity!  It was a quick, fun, meaningful activity that will look awesome displayed in our hallway.
Happy Writing!


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  2. Love this and yes, I am so doing this with my class. This will make a great Friday afternoon activity. Hope all is well. I think of your family often.

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