The whole month of April we have been busily writing poetry in writing workshop in our kindergarten classroom. I am just amazed, as I am every year, what Kindergarten writers can do. Their love of poetry is so exciting. I love watching them embrace poetry on their own whether in their writer’s notebook, during writer workshop, or even at home!
We used some mentor texts and poems to help use write our poetry. Here is a list of the mentor texts:
“Song” by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Silver Seeds by Paul Poalilli and Dan Brewer
Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices by Paul B. Janeczko
I Didn’t Do It by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily Maclachlan Charest
I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown
“Signs” by John Frank
They are going to compile all the poems they created into a poetry book. Their poetry books will be a part of our curriculum celebration in a few weeks at school.
I wish I could include all the poetry the students did this month. So proud of my K writers (poets)!
Cheetahs are fast. They stop for a minute. They have spots. They are yellow. They like to eat.
Don’t waste water. Don’t litter. Don’t waste trees. Don’t waste paper. Pick up paper.
Horses love to run. Horses are big. Horse is brown. They live in a zoo. Horses do have tail.