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Constructing, creating, communicating, collaborating, and thinking critically in grade 5.

May 3, 2017
by Denise Krebs
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Let’s Write Haiku

Today we’ll write some haiku poems.

For this form of poetry the rule is syllable counting.

It’s a three-line poem. The syllable count is 5, 7, 5.

Like this:

Poetry writing
In today’s computer lab
What treasures we’ll find!

 

Read Write Think Haiku Poetry Helper
Click here to try out the Read Write Think interactive to write and learn more about haiku poetry. I tried it out, and you can learn a lot more about haiku. They will even help you write one with some added features. Here is what I did when I clicked the link above.

You get a work space to brainstorm and practice before publishing.

You can choose one of the Japanese images that they provide. Or…

You can even add your own image. This is a picture I took from the Bahrain Bay.

April 25, 2017
by Denise Krebs
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Prepositional Phrase Poems by 5B

Travel

Out of bed
Into the fast car
To the far airport
Off to cultural Thailand
Beside the wonderful sea and beautiful skies
Past the wonderful days
For all the fun
Time to Leave!

Fatima H.

 

Magical

Toward the opening
Out the portal
Into the magical world
Past the two mountains
Seeing the glowing tower

By Mohd H.

 

TV

Beside me
On the wooden table
Near the colorful screen
Into the black wires and cables
Until time
I sit watching my favorite channel.

By Ahmed S.

 

I Love My Family

With my family
Inside my home
Around my room
Before my parents
With my friends

By Maryam M.

 

Phone Games

On my bed
In my iPad
In the game
On top of the heaven trees
With a sniper
Until the wind
Off the heaven tree
Ten seconds left and we won!

By Salman

 

Football

Around the football field
Toward the goal
Past the defence
Up past the goalie
Inside the net
From the middle again
Against the other team
Football is always fun

By Ali M.

 

Best Friends

With my friends
In the school
Around the school
Outside the school
From the home
Between me and them
In the past
Friends are always with me

By S. Mohd

 

Rainbow

The moving rainbow
Outside my big house
In the sunlight and heavy rain
For a long time
Within the great rainbow
Against the gift
Inside the house
I am home

By Zain

 

London

In London
Across the bridge
Near Big Ben clock
Toward the hotel
Under London Bridge

Paris

In Paris
On top of the Eiffel Tower
Under the bridge
Through the tunnel
Near the tower
Inside the hotel

Great vacation!

By Mohd M.

 

Sister’s Life

With my adorable sister
By the soft couch
Toward the big kitchen
Down the creaky stairs
Near the beautiful dolls
To the loud noise
Toward the comfy bed
Snuggling under the soft bedsheets

By Fatima M.

 

The Lovely Babies

In the king crib
On my warm lap
Between the funny games
Inside the big house
Near the beautiful crib
Past bedtime
With cute, tired eyes
The baby

By Zainab Jassim

 

Traveling

Out of sweet home
Into the white car
Off to the huge airport
With my best family
On my warm seat
Beside my one and only mother
Canada, here I come!

By Hawraa

 

The Spectacular Adventure to Kuwait

Toward the heavy car doors
Beside the crowded airport
Inside the plane
Above the land
Through the clouds
Below the clouds
Hooray! to Kuwait!

By Nawaf

 

Swimming

In the glistening water
On the huge tube
Down the slippery slide
Underneath the cold water
Beside the blue pool
Outside the waterpark
I love it!

By Sara

 

Magic Dog

At my little house
Beside my house door
Toward the big chair
Next to the magic dog
Underneath the kitchen table
Above the house roof
Magic Dog!

By Mariam K.

April 3, 2013
by Denise Krebs
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Poetry Brackets

Students this week perused PoetryFoundation.org. Each one found a great poem. We then randomly chose brackets and pitted the poems against each other. The only criteria was that the person liked it and it is a GREAT poem.

Now we want to see what you think!

Which poem do you think is great in each of the matchups?

KrebsClass Sweet Sixteen Poetry chosen by 8th graders

KrebsClass Elite Eight Poetry chosen by 7th graders

Here’s a little tutorial if you’ve never voted on Bracketeers:

March 25, 2011
by Denise Krebs
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The Raven

Seventh graders have been reading and studying ballads. We are now reading “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe. This post is a homework assignment for them. Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

Here is a new video to follow along with as you read “The Raven” for homework this weekend. (Sorry, I couldn’t find a good copy of The Simpson’s version, but I’ll bring it and we’ll watch it on Monday.)

In case you forgot your book, here is the text of “The Raven” poem, so you can follow along as you watch the video.

March 24, 2011
by Denise Krebs
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Shape Poems

Students created some wonderful shape poems. The assignment was to use words to create a picture of something they were passionate about. I think their work shows both passion and genius.

Class of 2016

Class of 2015

March 15, 2011
by Denise Krebs
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Shape Poem – What do you envision?

Our next poetry assignment is to create a shape or picture poem. You can use paper, magazines, construction paper or any materials really. It can be any size. Please be creative and inspired!

You can also create it digitally. Here are two digital examples. For a digital version, you can use Glogster, Word, Draw, or whatever program fits your idea. We will need to get a screen shot of it for publication.

I wrote one as I was dreaming about spring last evening…

Spring Dream

See Gaby’s World Blog for another shape poem on love.

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