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Book Spine Poetry
Apr 17 2015 - 01:06:00 pm
Our 5th graders enjoyed stretching their creative muscles in the library today, as they created Book Spine Poetry ( #BookSpinePoetry ). It's not easy to create a whole story or complete image in the reader's mind when you can only use a certain set of words, but our poets did just that!

Check out some of our #BookSpinePoetry below! How are you celebrating #NationalPoetryMonth

Check Out Benfer's Daily Poetry Challenges!
Apr 13 2015 - 12:24:00 pm
Check out the fun our Bobcats have had creating poetry with their class and challenging their friends to be creative too! Click the image below and take a look at our Daily Poetry Challenges so far!

Paper Bag Poetry
Apr 12 2015 - 08:19:00 pm
Shared by 1st Grade Bobcats

One of the fun Poetry Month activities that first graders enjoyed last week was creating Paper Bag Poems to share with our friends at Bell Elementary School in Kirkland, Washington! The Bell Bulldog Readers and their librarian, Mrs. Hembree have become our partners in learning over the last year, and we hope that our poems inspire them to write some fabulous poetry too! 

For the poems below, our Bobcats used their sense of touch to describe a mystery object that was hidden inside a paper bag. We wrote a poem from the descriptive words they came up with! By the way, every class recalled that the correct term for a describing word is adjective. Good job, first grade learners! 

 Take a look at this year's Paper Bag Poems! I wonder what the Bell Bulldogs are thinking about this Poetry Month....

Poetry Sprouts School-Wide!
Apr 09 2015 - 05:44:00 pm
Poetry Month is here! We have so much fun writing and enjoying poetry every April! It's one of my very favorite times of the year! I hope you feel that way too!

We have so many exciting poetry projects and activities going on in the library and in the classrooms, I thought I would share just a few of them here at the beginning of the month as we get things rolling!

We'll have surprise Poetry Challenges on the announcements most days in April. Mrs. Richardson't 2nd graders started us off  by writing a poem to share with us all, and challenging Mrs. Turner's 3rd graders to write a poem too! Take a look at one of the kindergarten acrostic poems that was shared! Great thinking, Bobcats!

We already have a few haiku poems on our PoeTrees, and we'll have more before long, I'm sure:

2nd and 3rd Graders have been reading poems, visualizing what they mean and illustrating them. I'm always so happy to learn how artistic our Bobcats are!

We have tons more poetry fun coming during April in the Benfer Library, AND we have some very special projects to tell you about from some of our grades, so check back soon!