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Summer has not fully begun for me yet. The first two weeks I worked with struggling readers at our first annual Summer Reading Camp. This camp was for elementary aged kids, and after teaching 6th graders all year, I have fully enjoyed my time with them.
Today we started our SPARK Camp (Super Powered Activities to Recharge Kids) for our high ability kids. I am teaching a poetry session - something I love to write but feel so inadequate doing so! Tomorrow we have a Skype visit lined up with Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche, and I am so excited about that!
My group of second and third graders are working on haiku poems. I used mentor texts from Loree Griffin Burns and Liz Garton Scanlon. I even showed them one I wrote last night in bed....thank goodness I remembered it, because I did not write it down!
An area of our town is being occupied by the 17 year cicadas. I took a few pictures and decided to write a haiku about one of them.
say farewell to spring
a cicada serenade
ushers in summer
Here is a collaborative poem my second group wrote today using a word play idea from Laura Purdie Salas.
Popsicle is a messy word.
down my hands
like a leaky faucet
making my fingers sticky.
of summer days.