After reading the chart together, we had fun using highlighter tape, finding each consonant cluster in the poem… sk in skate, gl in glove, sl in slide… they even found the cr in Cronin!
Then each child illustrated the poem in their poetry notebook. We always talk about how “thinking like an illustrator” means that every illustration in the class will look different. I love all the ways the students brought this poem to life in the illustrations…
from the close-up of the gloves,
to the child and parent skating together,
to the valentine to hockey from the young hockey player,
to the ads on the side of the rink!
Poetry Friday has come alive in my school, and it’s a delight to be a part of it.
I’m wishing all the poets and poetry lovers out there a wonderful and restful holiday break. See you in 2024!
On Fridays, I love taking part in Poetry Friday when I can, where writers share resources about children’s poetry. This week, Jone hosts the Poetry Friday Roundup today at her blog. Check out the celebration of poetry there today!