Welcoming Spring with Flowers & Poetry!

The Whales came back from Spring Break to a classroom filled with flowers. We spent time exploring how to draw and paint with realism, paying attention to shape, color and detail in the flowers we were capturing with our pen and brush. 

This week we launched a study of poetry in Writers Workshop Club. We spent time noticing aspects of rhythm, word choice, white space (the shape of a poem on the page) use of illustration within text, importance of a title, importance of a catchy ending, and much more. Whales embraced their practice fully; producing poems that were imaginative, beautiful & very clever!