The students have been writing poetry about the moon and themselves. Each child has a metaphor and a simile about the moon on display. Children have also been working on a “The moon is…” poem, which uses personification. In addition, children are in the process of drafting, rewriting, and typing the “Biopoem”, a poem about themselves. Students should have these poems displayed on their lockers within the next week. Stop by to see what the boys and girls have been writing!
It’s our first week back to the school in 2015 and we have some new curriculum topics for the new year.
This week we began our poetry unit. Students have been discussing the difference between poetry and prose, and they have been learning to write and identify metaphors and similes. Next week students will begin writing metaphors and similes about the moon for homework. Which brings us to our next new topic, the moon! This week students have started to observe and record the moon on a nightly basis. Check your child’s homework folder to see the Student Moon Record. We will be observing the moon (and recording it) every night for one month. There is also a classroom moon chart if students cannot see the moon due to cloud cover. Your child can use the classroom chart to update and/or check his or her moon record. Encourage your child to talk about the patterns they notice while looking at the moon.