My first grade distance learning class just wrapped up a writing unit on poetry. We practiced looking at the world in fresh new ways, noticing details others might miss, and using our senses to create honest and precise images for our readers. Lofty work for first grade…but we found so much joy in the process.
Today, at morning meeting, we celebrated that we have made it to spring. So many of the students shared about weekend adventures outside and the warmer temperatures. I asked them to share signs of spring that they noticed and as they shared, I typed their words onto the screen.
“Hey! Ms. Carey!” one of my students called out. “We’re writing a poem.”
Well, would you look at that? We did write a poem.