This was our last week of Co-op classes for this school year. I really enjoyed teaching creative writing this semester. This week I taught the children about Poetry using the talents of my friend, Anne Peterson.
I wrote a review of her recently published book “Real Love: Guaranteed to Last” about a month or two ago. You can read my review here.
Currently Anne is working on a book of poems for children and was gracious to share them with our class.
Today, I have Hannah, my 8 year old here helping me out by answering some questions about our Creative Writing class. She will give some of her thoughts on Mrs. Patterson’s Poetry. She also wants to share a poem she wrote in our Creative Writing class.
Which poem did you like the best in our Creative Writing class this week?
“I liked the one about the baby at the laundromat. Or the one about the fire where she says, ‘You’re God. I’m not.'”
What did you like about those poems?
“Um… The whole thing.”
What do you like about poetry?
“It’s fun. It’s good practice for writing.
It’s easy. I like doing it.”
So what did you think about our Creative Writing class at Co-op?
“It was fun. I want to take it again.”
I would say that means our class was a success. 🙂 I am very grateful to all my friends that helped me out by sharing their talents with my students.
Hannah has written a poem and drawn a picture about it.
Basketball is fun
A lot of friends
Kids play together
Everyone likes to watch
Bouncing the ball
Around the gym
Leaping for the net
Look at them play
Are you a poet? Do you have a favorite poem? Have you ever written a poem? You can tell us about it in the comments.Like
Great Post Hannah and Mommy!
Loved the poetry.
Loved the art work.
I like to write poetry! lmc
I think you make an excellent poet, Laura! How about Edel? Does she enjoy poetry?
I am not a poet, and I have great admiration for people who can spin beautiful poems from words! I did enjoy the Haiku challenge very much though. I might become a Haiku poet, although I think my Haikus may be very pedestrian.
Thanks, Kathleen! I think my Haikus might be rather pedestrian also. 🙂 They are fun to write though.
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