Recently, students in Mrs. Gale Weaver's first grade class at Stevens Elementary School were engaged in learning about adjectives, words that can tell how things look, sound, feel smell or taste and that often help the reader picture what a writer is describing.
After discussing things they see up in the sky, such as the sun, airplanes and clouds, the class then made word webs where they brainstormed as many adjectives as possible to describe the sun, airplanes and clouds.
Following their discussion and brainstorming, they interactively wrote the following class poem:
The Daytime Sky
The yellow sun shines bright.
White puffy clouds move slow.
Silver airplanes fly fast.
Pretty rainbows make the sky colorful.
Following the interactive class poem, students then initiated writing poetry independently with the focus being on adjectives being used throughout their writing. Below are some of their colorful, unique poems students wrote about the night sky:
By Abigail Stuhldreher
The big shining moon is yellow.
The stars are beautiful and bright.
The planets are cool.
By Trinity Robinson
The stars are hot and small.
The moon is yellow and full.
Planets are bright and cool and little.
By Sidney Brown
Stars are bright, twinkling, too small
And shiny, tiny, too.
The moon is bright, big, too