Happy Earth Day! Room 9 celebrated Earth Day this week with songs, poems, and special projects to remind us of how important it is to keep our Earth healthy. We reflected on ways we can save water, reduce garbage, and make the earth beautiful! Be sure to check out our Earth Day Headlines in the hall!
Second Graders SPRING into POETRY! We are learning all about poetry in our reading and writing units. To write a poem we have learned that it is easiest to develop a beat to our writing, much like that of a song. By using this rhythm, we are able to use our emotions and visualization to create some interesting stanzas. We have studied many poems to help us recognize how poetry can influence us. Some poems rhyme and are fun to read, others make us happy or sad. Some poems are silly and make us laugh. We began using our best imaginations and these samples to create our own unique poems to share with our class.
We learned about the format of poems and how important it is to consider line breaks when we are reading and writing in this genre. The students practiced rehearsing a poem to present to the class showing how they can fluently read poems by adding expression and voice. Second grade poets also realized how important it is to use the author’s descriptive language to visual a poem. In return, we added our own descriptive language to make our individual work creative!
Second grade poets did an awesome job writing “Show, Not Tell” poems which had a lot of description and detail. Second, we learned about Acrostic poems where each letter in the word begins the line. We did this with our names and boy did we realize that we are an outstanding group. More poetry to come this week as we prepare for our Poetry Café (more information about this to come!)