Last week Jone inspired my mathematical play with Fib poetry… and this week she inspired me to try Recycled Poetry. Well – that’s what I’m terming it, because it ties in brilliantly with a unit of work I am doing with a Yr3 class, needing to plan and create projects made from recycled materials.
For Technology, the class is planning and designing an assortment of projects using recycled materials. Up-cycling! A found poem is perfect is, especially when teamed with the pile of old tiles we have… or fence railings, to give them a choice of backgrounds… embellished with other recycled bits and bobs… With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I found this idea very appealing! There is scope for creativity, both in what they write, (and the topic they choose) and in what they use to adorn the tiled poem, not to mention the arrangement of text and titivation on the tiles.
The kids have made a terrific start. They’ve LOVED selecting words and deliberating over order and arrangement. They’re gorgeous! And cute. And funny. And sweet. And each one reflects the individual’s interests and personalities. Many have managed to find words that express their love for Mum, and I am sure there will be smiles when they’re opened. They’re not finished yet – but already my heart is happy.
Thank-you Jone. You have made Mother’s Day craft a pleasure for me AND the kids!
And now, for a decadent tasty treat, make your way across to Jama’s Alphabet Soup, for the full Poetry Friday collection . I’m guessing you’ll meet Mr Cornelius while you’re there. (Mayhaps even Mr Darcy?) And I’m guessing there will be a feast of images to make your mouth water. (You may even get a giggle.) I adore Jama’s Alphabet Soup! It warms my heart…