Saturday, February 27, 2010

Poetry Unit

I recently started a month-long unit with my second graders on poetry and writing workshop. We are studying poetry together as a class and also working on writing our own poetry. I had each student write me a letter yesterday, telling me how they felt so far about writing and poetry.

This is one student's letter:

Dear Ms. Pan,
I love the poetry unit. I like it so much that I will write a poem.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
And you are the best teacher too.

It touched me so much. I've had a rough two days in the classroom. I've really been struggling a lot with the management aspect of teaching, and I'm still struggling to find something that works with my students. It's been tough, but there have been moments that just make it all worth it. :) Sometimes, encouragement can come in the simplest forms!