When Summer began I wanted the kids to get a break from school work but still do something educational and creative. I decided to help them create a Poetry Anthology.
We did this by borrowing a couple of books from the library; It's Raining Pigs and Noodles and Where the Sidewalk Ends. We started with me reading the title of a couple of poems. They chose the one they wanted to hear. I did not show them the illustrations in the book. Instead, I asked them to close their eyes and imagine what the author was trying to convey. Then, I asked them to draw what they had imagined.
Eventually, this led to my Kindergartner choosing to write her own poems (She dictated them to me. I just typed them up.) Below is one of her original works, including the illustrations, which I scanned to share with you:
Eggs and bacon. You can't go wrong with that!