Monday, March 21, 2011

Our Poet Tree

Product DetailsFor family night last week, we talked about the importance of being creative. I got the idea from reading a Fancy Nancy book. Yep, gotta love that little diva. At least, we do in our house.  It was the one called Poet Extraordinairre. 

Anyways, Fancy Nancy's class makes a Poet-Tree and writes poems on the leaves for their tree.  What a great idea, right? And since I like any excuse to encourage creavity in my family, we made our own!

Here are some of the kid's poems...

By Sam

I like robots.
They are cool.
I wish I had one of my oen.

The Bus
By Weston

Once I went onto the bus.
I sat by a kid.
His name was Gus.
It turned out he was a squid.

It's Spring
By Emmett

It's spring it's spring
come out little flowers.
Come out little leaf's.
come out little fruit.
come out little bushes.
come out little rose bushes.
Come It's spring. It's spring.
Now let's go outside to play on the swings
and the playground.

By Zoe

Poets are red.
And poets are pee.
We are fun.
And we love each other
Twinkle little star.

(I'm not sure Zoe totally got the concept of a poem... :)

We also watched this brilliant and beautiful video about the importance of creativity. It's made by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I think the message speaks to all faiths. It is lovely and moving.

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  1. Those are great poems. I like your tree also. Is it construction paper? Very impressed with your creativity.

  2. The trunk is poster board and it's black since I didn't have any brown on hand. And then the leaves are construction paper.

    Thanks! It was fun. I need to encourage them to write some more poems though. I told Zoe she needed to write another one and she said, "No. I already wrote two."

    Obviously that just wore her out.

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  4. Thanks for sharing the video. I've been a slacker and haven't written for days, but I should just sit down and do it!

    Your poem tree and the poems are great. I can imagine what Riley would write, but I'm not sure it's good for displaying.

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