Thursday, April 29, 2010

Two More Days

The Poem in Your Pocket extravaganza was fun. The juniors especially enjoyed the video of one word poems by seventh graders that I located via Google. After we watched this video, kids wrote their own one-word poems about the PiYP activity.

Most of the poems had positive connotations. My own was "hopeful."

One of the poems pretty much broke my heart. It was "fruitless."

But, that's life with teenagers, people. You never know what will depress them beyond belief. Sometimes it can be 10 minutes of a poetry exchange and a funny video by seventh-graders.


Gina Marie said...

Now that the challenge is almost over, I'm feeling like I'm really going to miss it. What's the Joni Mitchell lyric- Don't it always seem to go... that ya don't know what you got til it's gone.

Well, I don't know if I'm depressed enough to rock Joni (esp. w/o Mare around) but it's been really great nonetheless.

LH said...

Maybe fruitless just indicated the student's inability to find the perfect poem, no matter how hard he/she tried.

I love your post about your day.