Fall Poetry

Here's a freebie for you!

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 :)


  1. Congrats on the new SFU job, Nicole! My son is hoping to be accepted into their publishing program. Have a great weekend. Hopefully the rain stops soon :)
    Barbara (from Victoria)

  2. Thanks Barbara. We've been fighting the wind more that the rain. Our power was out for seven hours yesterday afternoon/evening! Good luck to your son.

  3. I love how adorable your site is, and thanks for sharing your fall poetry freebie! Such a great idea :D I'm the newest follower of your blog, a student teacher starting my first practicum next month! I would love it if you could visit my site and follow me back at http:www.crayonsglitterandsmellymarkers.blogspot.com



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