Tag Archives: Student Work

National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Vanilla

Today’s word is VANILLA. Definition: a dark substance that is made from the beans of a tropical plant and that is used to flavor food. Vanilla is from a type of orchid grown in Mexico. What Does Vanilla Know? It feels … Continue reading

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SOLSC 15 Day 26: Getting Excited for National Poetry Month

   More slices can be found at Two Writing Teachers. Well, I left school at 4:30 this afternoon feeling accomplished. For the last two months, grades three through five have been hard at work with writing poems. My task has been … Continue reading

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SOLSC Day 4: Teaching Five Line Poems to First and Second Graders

Our school has been fortunate to host author Susan Blackaby for three days. If you haven’t read Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox(2011) or Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise (2013), I encourage you to do so. She’s a master … Continue reading

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SOLS: Poetry Postcard Time

  It’s a slice of life and more can be found at Two Writing Teachers. In exactly forty time it will be National Poetry Month.  And this marks the sixth year that students from my school will write poems and … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: Day 21 of 31

Third grade has been up in the computer lab researching different countries as part of their social studies on cultures. It’s important that students learn that from research they can be creators of poems. So today, I used a cinquain … Continue reading

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