Friday, June 3, 2016

Calling All Grade Five Poets!

It was a poetry showcase for the fifth grade as poetry flowed from an array of students each sharing a poem that either the student wrote themselves or chose from a favorite poet. Mrs. McFadden encouraged her students to share their poetry portfolios, which contained three original poems, two of their favorite poems from well-known writers, and a reflective portion on what inspired them to write their own poetry. The students were also asked to write figurative language, such as hyperbole, metaphor, simile, and onomatopoeia, to name a few.

The poetic themes ranged from music, war, laughter, fear, lacrosse, chocolate, and even one Lower Schooler wrote a poem about her best friend at Holton, and fondly hugged her after the poem was read (what a nice showing of Holton love!).


"People are like stars, different but the same," one Lower Schooler expressed, while another gave encouragement, "When all is lost, have faith."  

This collaborative day ended with smiles and hugs as everyone shared in the happiness of sharing poetry.