November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Poetry

Today marks the day before Thanksgiving. I can remember last year being so Thankful to finally have a break from my third graders. The days leading up to holidays at school were as equally exciting as they were exhausting. I'm really missing my students this week! Don't get me wrong substitute teaching can definitely have it's advantages but it can have it's disadvantages as well. I always enjoyed creating Thanksgiving themed projects with my students and having our own classroom celebration.

My students and I would do a number of Thanksgiving activities together. One that was always a great success was when they would paint a picture of what Thanksgiving was like at their home. Instead of paint they would use words and their senses to help get the image across in the form of poetry. Each student would use a fill in the blank template to help them write their poems. Click HERE for the printable template. It always amazed me what they would come up with. I thought I would share a couple of my favorites. I would usually type them up so that they could be printed and pasted to Thanksgiving cards or decorations to present to their families, so I have quite a few still saved. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!






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