But-Check out the eye candy that's hanging in my hallway right now.
Anyway, we had just wrapped up those parts of speech when I saw this loveliness on Oh' Boy Fourth Grade:
I pretty much copycatted her lesson because it was so perfect.
Day 1: I gave them a copy of a simple pumpkin. Then we hit the prepositions and nouns-I told them to draw something on their pumpkin, below it, behind it, above, etc.
Day 2: We used our pumpkin picture as inspiration for our pumpkin poem. I modeled for the kids. We filled in our noun, added in what our noun was doing (verb), then how it was doing it (adverb). After that we added in adjectives to describe our pumpkin.
I don't usually teach parts of speech or poetry this way, but it was time for a little Halloweenish fun in our room. We had fun, discussed parts of speech, threw in some poetry terms (personification anyone?)
Day 3: Final copy of poem and background time. We added the pumpkin to the background with a little card stock/accordion fold action.
More beauty shots: