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
A few of you have mentioned finding these hard to write, but once you get the hang of them, I promise they’re a blast. Try this. Think of something you love, like a season or a hobby. Then think of the two elements you think MOST define that season or hobby. Add them together and, voila–an equation poem. For instance, fall is my favorite season, so…
crisp + maples = fall
leaves + ground = fall
gold + hillsides = fall
school + hello! = fall
Or…I like knitting, so…
needles + yarn = knitting
fingers + flying = knitting
tangles + tears = knitting
needles + time = scarves
See how easy that is? If you love fall or knitting, your equations might be totally different than mine. That’s what makes them great!
Now, here’s today’s equation poem. Yesterday morning, our younger daughter was visiting from Madison, WI. As we drove to Taco Bell in the morning for some art time, two wild turkeys strutted across the road just a block from our home. Seriously, we live about 4 blocks from the Minnesota State Capitol, and…wild turkeys. I love it!
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!