Before today’s equation poem, I want to say a big thank you to all of you who showed up for the poetry session of the Kaigler Festival on Friday! It was delightful to see so many friendly names in the chat. And if you want to write equation poems with your students, stay tuned. Tomorrow I’ll share a free video you can use :>)
It was great to co-present with Irene Latham and Vikram Madan. I always learn so much when I co-present, and I scribbled lots of notes. I tried to take a couple of screen shots of their presentations. Of course, I can never get truly good pictures with people smiling and being as warm and generous and enthusiastic as they are being in real time. But here are a couple shots to give you a tiny idea of the great things being shared.
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
Now, here’s today’s equation poem. Yesterday, I cut Randy’s hair in the garage. Before the pandemic, the only person’s hair I ever cut was my own–can’t stand it when my bangs get too long. While Maddie was living with us, she was the barber extraordinaire, but now I’ve stepped into the role. Made me think of what skills we’ve learned during this pandemic–possibly a small silver lining around the storm clouds. When I was typing in my equation poem in Canva, my phone kept auto-correcting “bzzzz” to “booze.” I’m guessing the haircut would be a LOT worse had booze been involved! Ha.
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!