We are currently reading about weather for our Language Arts unit. Either the kids have matured over winter break or they are truly interested in weather because my class has so many interesting questions and comments from our reading! Before, we would just zoom through our reading in our Big Book and the kids would have nothing to say. But now, there is always at least one hand raised after I read a page in the book!
Earlier this week, we read a poem called Listen to the Rain. My original idea for the follow-up activity was to do another mini-lesson on adjectives (since the last time we talked about adjectives was on Halloween) on rain. But then I wanted them to also do some writing too and somehow I ended up with the idea of creating weather haikus. We have never looked at haikus before so I had to introduce the 5-7-5 syllable rule to them. Came up with my own haikus to give the kids an example.
I am so proud of them! They did a good job! :)