I hope you're off to a good start if you're celebrating poetry month! I'm easing into it between...
Super Easy Poetry Center
Happy Poetry Month!
I've shied away from poetry in the past because I'm not very comfortable with it. I did have a lot of fun with spine poetry last year and between that and a few other really inspiring poetry ideas I've seen around, I'm giving it a shot this year. I plan on sharing some of the fun projects and other centers (April vacation next week = blog catch up!) but I have a quick and easy poetry center or poetry activity for you today: Table Top Poetry.
During my Kindergarten Mo Willems author study a few months ago, I was inspired by @the_pigeon's dining room dinner doodles and covered one of my tables with bulletin board paper for the kids to draw their favorite Mo Willems characters. It worked beautifully and was a fun, silly way for the kids to share their learning. I decided something similar would work for poetry too.
I decided to choose a theme each week and picked "under the sea" to start. I covered a table with blue paper, printed a picture of a coral reef for inspiration, and put out pencils and markers. This is what happened over the course of the week:
Any favorite poets, poems, or activities you can share with this poetry-newbie?