Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I wish, I wish, I wish

Hello Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by!  I wanted to share a little poetry activity we did today.  I wasn't really sure if it was going to be successful or not, but the kids proved me wrong.  These kids are amazing little writers and poets!  I decided to try writing chants today and to go along with the whole dandelion thing, I had the kids write about what they wished for.  I saw a similar idea on pinterest with a neat craft connection, so I can't take credit for the original idea.  I did have to change things up a bit, but I think it worked!!
First we brainstormed things that we wished for and created a chart to refer to later.  Then the kids wrote a rough draft with "I wish" at the beginning of each section of the chant.  We did some peer editting, and wrote a final piece. The fun part came next.  I traced each kiddo's profile on black paper. You should have heard the giggles!! :) They cut them out and glued them to a blue background. Then we created the dandelion in the seed stage with just sticks and yarn.  I think they turned out great!!  PHEW!

Me too!!! :)

For this printable click here.

Thanks for taking a peek!! Stop by again soon!
May all your wishes come true!


  1. How cute is that!!!

    First Grade Delight

  2. I love this and may need to do it in our class! How stinking cute!

    Chickadee Jubilee

  3. Thank you for sharing your lessons. It's amazing and very helpful.

  4. Do you have a list of 'chants' you use to teach chants? I want to do this with my 2nd graders but I want some chants to introduce.



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