Our team met for breakfast to discuss ways to integrate the curriculum: poetry, ESL, and technology. Using Poetry: Powerful Thoughts in Tiny Packages by Lucy Calkins and Stephanie Parsons, my colleague, Laura, had created magic in her classroom. We stood in her classroom as the Lava Lamp bounced and we read the class poem about it.
She set up a class "poetry museum"and the result was enchanting. We kept imagining how wonderful the poems would be if published with some technology and we thought of many different ways to showcase students' creativity.
Together we collected so many resources. (Storybird, Haiku Deck, Nanoogo, Inspire, Open Office, to name a few) Our poetry units will be different, but they will all be inspired by our collaboration.