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I wanted to share a fun little autumn poetry project I completed with my second graders a couple of weeks ago. I cut up tissue paper into tiny squares and had the kids scrunch the bits onto the end of a pencil. They then dipped the tissue paper into a pot of glue and onto to their construction paper. We ended up with beautiful fall trees full of colourful, scrunched up "leaves". (Note: If I were to do this again, I would have the students trace their hand and arm for the tree trunk).
Afterward, we brainstormed about autumn and categorized our ideas into the five senses. Each student composed a "Fall is..." poem with one line each for seeing, hearing, tasting, listening, and feeling. Finally, we used Sharpies to outline the words in the poem.
As an aside, I have some news to share! I've been hired on at Simon Fraser University where I will be working with in-service teachers in a graduate program.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend :)