so I had a poetry workshop with two grade 5 classes of Ambrosoli international school. It was my first time to the school and my my my. indeed an international school is different from the local schools I and so many people I know studied. they teach the kids to be creative, they not only encourage children to be involved in talents. they also nature them. that particular school is very colorful. so any drawings, paintings. every will looks colorful. so I started the workshop with introductions.
I introduced my self as
hello, am Linda the Loinness
my claws are long
to remind me of were I belong
the kids went ahead to introduce themselves as well adding to their name an animal, or bird they loved. though it was not by intention that since my name starts with letter L that I used an Animal that starts with the same, I found that the children followed that direction. only choosing animals that started with the same letter as their name.it sort of taught me that children like to make personal connections unlike adults.
After the introductions, I
2. Shared with them two of my favorite children poems which are
I look just like my mother.
I'm the image of Aunt Bee.
My nose is like my father's
But I want to look like ME!
(by Dorothy Aldis)
The baby sitter
Mrs. Mc twitter, the baby sitter
I think she’s a little bit crazy
She thinks a baby sitter’s supposed to sit upon the baby
(By Shel silverstein)
After I got a few to recite for me their favorite poems,. we had a laugh, as most poems were silly and funny.
The first exercise was to write an Acrostic poem spelling out there first name. I gave them an example of a poem I had written
Linda notices a fly on her fried eggs.
Instead of waving it away
Not allowing it to sit and poop
Don’t come to my side of the plate, she says
Adding a piece of bacon.
Its after ten minutes when the kids were done writing their own poems, that they all came in front of the class, one at a time ,to read them out loud. their poems were funny or silly but i should say most had a fly in their poem
Anyway the workshop went on pretty good. the kids were great,they learnt from me and I from them.
so one of the class had a performance at the school assembly two weeks after, so I made bow ties for the class before and attended one of their rehearsal to help them perform their best .
Here are some pictures of the performance. dont they look cute...................................
bye bye for now. love you