For National Poetry Month 2021, I’m posting an equation poem each day. Maybe with an image, maybe without. I needed something very accessible and doable this year! Maybe you feel the same way? I’d love for you to join me, and here are several options for sharing your own or your students’ equation poems:
- in the comments below
- on social media with #EquationPoem–and be sure to tag me, please! (@LauraPSalas on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook)
- on the Padlet on my bookpage here
Here’s today’s equation poem. Cosmo, this handsome robot, was a Father’s Day gift for Randy a few years ago. I added the springform cake pan to make Cosmo as tall as Judy, his companion who sits on the other side of the fireplace. They looked very uneven before :>)
I don’t actually know what any of the pieces are. They’re all just metal scrap, some pieces from a car, I think, and others…who knows? But I wanted at least one piece named (poems are all about being specific!), so I went with “gear” for something easily recognizable!
And if you love equation poems, check out my Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations, published by Charlesbridge and with gorgeous art by Micha Archer.
P.S. Click here if you want to see all of this month’s equation poems!