Aug 16, 2011

Poems on the Poetree

Each week we introduce a poem that we put into a poetry book.  We use the poems in many different full group and small group activities.  But one of our favorite parts of using the poetry is watching kids take a poem and just enjoy it.  Sometimes they read it to friends.  Sometimes they act it out.  Sometimes they make it into a song.  Sometimes they just recite it over and over using different voices.  To make the poems available to the kids at all times we put them on our 'Poetree'.  By the end of the year the tree is full of leaves.  Maybe you can have a 'poetree' in your classroom this year!

Ready for the Beginning of the Year
What it will look like after a couple weeks.  Leaves have the poems printed on them.


Jill said...

I love this! It is so cute. I want to teach poetry this year and I have a spare bulletin board... I think this is calling my name. :) Thanks for sharing!

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Baggy_Trousers said...

That looks great. Really cute idea! Just wondering, may this lead to the children misspelling the word "poetry?" It may not be an issue at all, just thought that it could be!

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