Friday, January 31, 2014
Chalk-A-Bration January 2014
Welcome to the first Chalk-A-Bration of the year!
I had the pleasure of spending time in four different classrooms this week chalking poems. Yeah! How lucky am I? I visited, read poetry and assisted students in writing collaborative poems together in a unique activity. Here is the breakdown of my visits:
With each group I began by reading poetry appropriate to their grade level.
Then students wrote in a small group, a pair or independently, a line of poetry about themselves.
I wrote a title to their poem and students taped their lines to the title.
When we had a finished product, students shared or I shared the poem with the rest of the class.
Here are some samples of the finished poems we created!
Kindergarten--A Classroom Collaboration.
First Grade--A Classroom Collaboration.
Second Grade--Small Group Collaborations
Fourth Grade--Small Group Collaborations
Be sure to check out the chalkers in the comments below! I have blog posts here, there and everywhere today so I may not get back to round them up. Give those classrooms and chalkers some comment love by visiting their link.