There are many different styles of poetry that our students have the opportunity to learn and each grade?level has a specific style they are focusing on.
All grades also displayed beautiful “Poet Trees,” trees designed by teachers and placed outside of classrooms to hold the creative poems of our students. Each class had the opportunity to publish their work on our PYP Poetry Walk which is currently displayed on the sidewalk by the track.
Our students also hosted a poetry café in each PYP classroom where they took turns reading their poems to their parents while enjoying some tea and pastries.
Outside so beautifully
Long live Poetry”
-Miss Vee Class 4.1
Our first grade classes have been focusing on acrostic poems. An?acrostic poem?is a type of?poetry?where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase.
The most common and simple form of an?acrostic poem?is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.
This was a great opportunity for students expand their vocabulary express their feelings about different experiences and topics.
Daniel Grade 1 Class 2 “My favorite part of poetry week was learning to use the dictionary and painting my poem on the sidewalk. I hope others can enjoy my poem”
Our second grade team has been using prepositions to write poems. Prepositions are words used before nouns to form a phrase that modifies another word in the sentence (in, on, under).
These students wrote beautiful poems about their passions in life. James from class 2.3 expressed his love for golf in this beautiful poem!
The third grade team is working on acrostic and shape poems. To write a shape poem, you must choose an object (animal, car, food) to be the subject for your poem.
Draw a simple outline of its shape on paper. Jenney from class 3.2 shares this awesome acrostic poem.
Oh no! No rain without clouds
Uh oh! No more rain
Don’t go away clouds
Our fourth grade classes studied several forms of poetry including acrostic, haiku and free verse poems.?Haiku?is a traditional form of Japanese?poetry.
Haiku poems?consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a?Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables.?They worked on using different parts of speech to increase the strength of their poems. ?These students also used acrostic poems to tie into their current unit on challenges, risks, and opportunities that children face worldwide.
Love tree, tree is beautiful
Who like a big tree?!
This week was meant to teach students about poetry and to give them an opportunity for creative expression. Students really enjoyed playing with the English language and the different styles of poetry. We hope to make this a regular spring event in PYP in the future.