The second grade team at my school has invited me to visit their classes as the "Visiting Poet" for their Poetry Month poetry writing unit. So. Much. Fun!
Yesterday, after I elaborated on what a poet actually does (lots of reading, lots of rewriting) and where I get my ideas (everywhere), we wrote a 15 Words Or Less poem together.
Our prompt was a picture of tire tracks in snow.
Our first draft was too long, so I shared my sneaky trick of using one of the lines as the title to reduce the word count.
We wound up with this:
Today Might Be a Snow Day
make diagonal tracks
in the sparkly snow
dusk to dawn.
©2nd Grade, 2019
It seemed ludicrous to be writing about a snow day when the temperatures here in Ohio hit the 80s today for the first time this season, but I know our friends in Denver and the upper midwest are dealing with Winter Storm Wesley, which will likely downgrade to lots of rain for us in the coming days.