Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Before I share my daily equation poem, I want to share some by special guests! These poems and illustrations are by 2nd and 3rd graders at Katzie Elementary in Surrey, British Columbia. I’m sharing them with kind permission after they were posted on social media. Aren’t they fabulous! They’re so short, and yet, look at what they showcase: kids’ hobbies, the behaviors of animals and plants, metaphors (bee shopping gets me every time!), observation, unfortunate experiences, the interconnectedness of weather to animals to plants and to people, emotions, life cycles, and a lot of understanding about our natural world.
Well done, young writers and artists! I just love what you created here!
It just makes me so happy to think of kids and educators and you (perhaps) writing equation poems along with me :>) Now here’s my daily poem.
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
This is a view of Chesapeake Bay and one of the bridges over it on a very foggy evening recently. It looked like just smoke with occasional floodlights! The watercolor app I use gave it more color variation than there was, but it still captures something of the feeling…
And if you love equation poems, check out my Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations, published by Charlesbridge and with gorgeous art by Micha Archer.
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with wonderful Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference.
P.S. Click here if you want to see all of this month’s equation poems!