Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This post is brought to you by the letters L, M, and W.

So, I'm in the midst of the poetry unit at work. And in my efforts to mix in some "fun" with the "real poetry," today we were working with alphabet poems. You know.... pick a topic, then each word of the poem starts with a consecutive letter of the alphabet.

And I have an example to share. From the actual teacher materials. So the students can see what a finished product looks like before they begin working. The topic of this alphabet poem is food.

And it gets rolling.... Apples. Bubbly casserole. Delicious eggplant. You get the idea.

As we move through the alphabet, we come to the L/M portion. What does the sample, geared toward adolescent children, say?

Luscious melons.

Yes. You read that right. Luscious. Melons.

Ninety-eight 6th graders. And luscious melons.

I give each lesson three times a day. Not one group could keep their giggles in.

Those giggles turned to full out guffaws when we came to the letter W.

You guessed it.


Like it could be anything else. Is there even another food that begins with the letter W?

And all I could do was stand at the front of the room and say "Yes. I said wieners."

And laugh.

I cannot wait to see what their homework looks like.

PS - In yesterday's lesson on concrete poetry, the example was The Autobiography of Murray the Fart. Welcome to my world.


Bacardi Mama said...

Thanks for a good laugh tonight. Love you!

InTheFastLane said...

no stinkin way... there is no way 6th graders could make it through that. I couldn't make it through that with out the giggles either :)

Lyndsay said...

Oh that's funny!! teehee...

mommy boo of two said...

That. Is. Awesome. Have fun tomorrow :)

busygirl said...

Oh my goodness, this is too funny!

Anonymous said...

remember what made us giggle uncontrollably? ok, one of the many things..."it is among the duty of the amish...". you crack me up.

oh ya, and that whole "jesus was a carpenter" song at midnight mass AFTER you had smashed my toes in the kneeler :)

fun times, baby!