Spring is Here! #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday, everyone! Buffy Silverman at Buffy’s Blog is our hostess this week serving up some springtime poetry goodness.


My Kindergarten poets are back to share this Poetry Friday post with me. They’ve been busily writing spring poetry and it’s amazing for me to see how independent they’ve become as writers this year. It just goes to show if you give them time, space, and inspiration, anything is possible! Our officially adopted writing curriculum doesn’t include poetry, but that doesn’t stop us from writing outside the boundaries of Writer’s Workshop. We write whenever we can — Literacy Workshop, Science Workshop, Genius Hour, you name it!


My writers are so independent at this point that I was able to sit down for a few minutes and scribble a bit myself. They love watching me and the other adults who might happen to be in the classroom at the time sitting and putting pen to paper. They watch for a while, smile, and then return to their work.

Today I am sharing just a few samples of what we will be submitting to Carol Varsalona for her Sense-sational Spring Gallery. Here’s the invitation she shared with all of us. Won’t you join in with us?



I hope you’ll join Buffy and the rest of us for some Poetry Friday fun!

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10 thoughts on “Spring is Here! #PoetryFriday

  1. Love this! It is definitely “hot finulee.” And those “prede flawrs” — I can’t get enough of them!


  2. I love seeing that great invented spelling. My older granddaughter (3rd grade) struggles to keep quiet when her younger sister (Kdg.) writes and spells, but I see her writing, like your students, and am happy! These are wonderful Christie!


  3. Christie, you must be so proud! These kids have it right on. Finally, it’s hot, we can have ice cream, plant seeds and watch those flowers blooming. I love the seeds that have been planted in these kids. I want to come to your classroom and be one of those adults writing with them.


  4. Oh! I miss writing with young writers!! These poems took me right back to first grade masterpieces. Thanks so much for sharing your spring celebrations!


  5. Oh, Christie, I apologize for being lax with last week’s gallery. Time is slipping by with so much on my mind. Professional development workshops, proposals, our theater night, and our grandbaby’s birthday.

    I am admiring what the young poets have created. They have grown so much in their writing skills. Seeing pretty flowers, eating ice cream, watching ants come out-all wonderful markers for springtime. I am so excited by their work. Please read this to them and let them know how very proud of them. Will you be able to share the gallery with them if it is revealed after they leave the wonderful environment you have set up for them?

    CONGRATULATIONS to the Kinder Poets soon to be Incoming First Graders!


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