This is one of my favorite lessons during poetry month! I love to hear what the children think poetry is. They are always surprised when I say there are NO writing rules and that poems can be about ANYTHING. They also thought that it was great that anyone who writes a poem gets to be called a poet.
We did this lesson right before lunch and on the way to lunch I heard them talking. I was just about to reprimand when I realized that as they were walking, they were brainstorming things that they could write poems about.
"We can write a poem about chicken nuggets!"
"We can write a poem about wood chips!"
"We can write a poem about the computer lab!"
It should be fun when we do our rythm lesson tomorrow and start writing our own poems!