Sensory Poetry

Whew! I'm back! My husband and I moved this past weekend (and we are still moving!)  and internet and cable service were just set up today. It's been five days without blogging and five days without television! No time on Teachers Pay Teachers, no blog stalking, no clip art purchases. I won't lie it's been TOUGH

5 Things I've Learned About Moving

1) My husband will never be in charge of "the move" ever again. His way is the hard way. I've done it twice. I've given it a fair shot. He is no longer in charge of the move. Period.
2) I swear things multiply! Clothes, spoons, towels....
3) Just when you think you're done you find a closet you haven't emptied or a cupboard full of glasses. Then you contemplate throwing them out just because rolling them up in paper and packing them away is so awful. 
4) Keep snacks at your new place because you'll be starving!
5) It's all worth it....after a glass of wine!

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This week we started working on poetry. We started with sensory poems. They are simple and fun and a great way to work on descriptive writing. I found this poem on the internet on my phone. I have no idea what website I found it on but I thought it was a great example.


After I introduced the poem to my students we created one of our own for watermelons. It took lots of brainstorming! (Sorry, forgot to take a picture)

Today we made another poem called Chicken Noodle Soup. This poem turned out so well! They were really proud.

After we created our class poem I split my kids into five groups and they all wrote their own poems. They all had to write their poems about cereal. They were allowed to do cereal in general or pick a brand of cereal. Here are two examples.
Lucky Charms
I hear splashing
I smell chocolate milk
I see marshmallows
I feel a crunch in my mouth
I taste sugar
What could it be? 
It's Lucky Charms!


Cereal
I hear crunching
I smell milk
I see something wet
I feel something hard
I taste honey
What could it be?
It's cereal!

Tomorrow they will each get to write their own poems and pick their own food to write about. A few ideas would be: banana, cookies, pizza, ice cream, and marshmallow Peeps!



I will post pictures of some of my poems on Instagram!

13 comments

  1. Super cute idea! Congrats on the move! We have done it 2 times and believe me everything is better after a glass of wine! :) You are right in the fact that things double! I got rid of so much because it sat in a box for a year, yes a year, that meant I didn't "need" it because I had no idea what was in it!!! I'm glad I am in my "forever" house and don't have to do it again!! Hopefully that is the case for you as well!

    Nicole
    A Frenzy of Fun in 1st Grade

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  2. Love your poetry charts and the sensory poem freebie. We do poetry in our last term of school (Nov/Dec) and I can't wait to use this with my firsties. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Stef
    Miss Galvin Learns

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  3. These are great sensory poems! Thanks for the frebbie template...we're tucking that away for when we start poems in a few weeks!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

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  4. I hear you! Moving feels never ending, but it is nice when it is over! Thanks for the freebeie!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten

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  5. I so agree about moving! It just gets to the point where you would rather throw everything away rather than pack one more thing. :) Cute ideas on the poems!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  6. I love your sensory poems and charts. Thanks for sharing your freebie. I plan to use this soon!!
    Connie Anderson:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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  7. Good news that you are all moved in! My husband thinks he should be in charge of all the moving details too - funny he didn't want to help with the packing details. :) I have been swamped this week...but I wanted you to know that my kids LOVED your Easter themed candy stations! Thank you!!! I just posted about it today. Put your feet up on a box and take a break girl!
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  8. I've totally thrown things out instead of moving them. :) Question about the brainstorming, did you you bring in all those food items to aide the brainstorming process or just try to pick foods that would be commonly known among your students?

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  9. I love the sensory poem idea! Thank you for the examples and for the template freebie! :) Hope you are all settled into your new home soon!

    Smiles,
    Courtney

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  10. Just found your blog. Love it! Thanks for the sensory poem template. :)

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  11. Thank you for sharing this resource! I'm going to do this with my first graders!!

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