It’s National Poetry Month! Einstein and I disagree slightly about what a man or woman needs to be happy – what would your ‘happy’ poem sound like? This is a fun, simple type of poetry to write and share with your students; just imagine the possibilities! They could adopt different points of view, write as characters from a novel. Have them create hand-drawn images, or search and add digital images based on poem keywords to add a visual element. Combine poems into categories, write group poems…the possibilities are huge!
Please share your/your class poems in the comments, or send me an image of how they turned out! Feel free to use this post as a starting point.
A table, a chair,
a bowl of fruit and a violin;
what else does a man need
to be happy?
In honor of National Poetry Month, I thought we should flip his ideas a bit:
A bench, a book
big snowy mountains and coffee with cream;
what else does a woman need
to be happy?
Check out my other poetry ideas here, and please share your results! I’ve also got some awesome poetry hyperdocs – let me know in the comments if you’re interested in them!
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LindseyJuly 15, 2013
Love. A good night of sleep. xoReply
Jennifer WolfeJuly 15, 2013
Good addition, Lindsey – I so remember the absolute bone dragging fatigue of new parenting. Can’t say I’m that tired now that my kids are teens, but it’s a different kind of sleep I do, mostly worrying about them. Gotta work on that myself! Thanks for commenting today ~ Jennifer
My Inner ChickJuly 14, 2013
I am SOOO there! 🙂 XxReply
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Jennifer WolfeJuly 14, 2013
Healdsburg, California…one of the beautiful places on Earth.
BrendaJuly 11, 2013
I can see myself sitting in that bench with a cup of joe, maybe a book or journal. Inviting to say the least, Jen.Reply
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Jennifer WolfeJuly 11, 2013
Yes, Brenda it’s a lovely spot. Actually, I got married there.