Welcome to my National Poetry Month project for 2017! Students - Each day of April 2017, I will close my eyes, and I will reach into my box of 64 Crayola crayons.
Aerial View of Crayola Box
Photo by Georgia LV
Each day I will choose a crayon (without looking), pulling this crayon out of the box. This daily selected crayon will in some way inspire the poem for the next day. Each day of this month, I will choose a new crayon, thinking and writing about one color every day for a total of 30 poems inspired by colors.
As of April 2, it happened that my poems took a turn to all be from the point of view of a child living in an apartment building. So, you'll notice this thread running through the month of colors. I'd not planned this...it was a writing surprise.
I welcome any classrooms of poets who wish to share class poems (class poems only please) related to each day's color (the one I choose or your own). Please post your class poem or photograph of any class crayon poem goodness to our Writing the Rainbow Padlet HERE. (If you have never posted on a Padlet, it is very easy. Just double click on the red background, and a box will appear. Write in this box, and upload any poemcrayon sharings you wish.)
Here is a list of this month's Writing the Rainbow Poems so far:
And now...today's crayon. Robin's Egg Blue!
by Amy LV
Students - A few ideas floated into my head for today's color, and then, suddenly, it was clear. The building needed a baby. And so today...it has one. And I was surprised to find that Mr. B. (from April 4, olive green) decided that he wanted to join this poem too, as a gift-giver. We always knew he was a generous man, didn't we?
If you are Writing the Rainbow with me, perhaps you might choose to use a repeating line in your poem as I did. My repeating line is the name of today's color, but yours need not be so. It is true that a repeating line gives a poem a poem-y feeling.
Colors can take us anywhere. And if you'd like to join in with your own poem at our Writing the Rainbow Padlet, please do! It is growing and simply full of color and delight.
And please don't miss the links to all kinds of Poetry Month goodness up there in my upper left sidebar. Happy fifteenth day of National Poetry Month!
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