I have to confess I have not been keeping up very well with National Poetry Month.
Probably because my school celebrates poetry in February, but no matter!
Every month is poetry month!
Yesterday I did an activity with my second graders that, um, I did with them last year as first graders.
They were very forgiving and hey, they came up with some new pocket poems.
I always enjoy reading them - they are so clever!
Start by reading A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes: A Pocket Books by Liz Garton Scanlon.
Then, copy and cut these strips, having the students create their own pocket poems.
Here are some great examples from my second graders:
A Desk is a Pocket for Your Pencil
A Body is a Pocket for Your Life
A Book is a Pocket for Your Learning
A Head is a Pocket for Your Brain
A TV is a Pocket for Your DVD