I love to take the students outside in inclimate weather to write. October and November are usually dry and warm. It's not quite as inspiring as a good old storm. Alas, Mother Nature provided an extraordinary day for us! Our journals were a bit wet, but it was worth it. Ask to see your students' rainy day poems!
And so begins our poetry unit. Get ready for November 11th when each student will present an original piece. It's my favorite event of the year. Yes, I'm biased. Enough said. This week we will be writing all kinds of free verse poetry. Even my most reluctant students, those who profess disdain for poetry, seem to be enjoying themselves. It's all about choice, choice to write about what they want. I suspect we will have a number of clever and humorous poems presented during our poetry reading. Stay tuned.