Oh, how much fun did I have writing Things to Do If… poems with 1st graders! I loved sharing with them how magnets are used to undent musical instruments. And also how buzz magnets make a cool noise when thrown into the air (I had found a pair in my basement while decluttering recently!). And they told me all sorts of cool things they had recently learned about magnets. It was fabulous getting to be a learner, as the kids knew a few things I did not:>)
And then we wrote classroom poems–you know how I love this form. Here are the two poems–a fabulous blend of fact and whimsy. Enjoy!